Ex-GOP Attorney Dumps Party, Writes Scathing Column: ‘This New Republican Party Is Beholden To A Lawless, Immoral, Godless Man’
Former House Republican Congressional Committee Investigative Counsel Sophia Nelson, who has been a life-long Republican, has decided to leave the party over their obsession with a “lawless” Donald Trump.
On Saturday, Nelson wrote a column for the Daily Beast calling out the new Republican Party for giving their full support to Trump no matter what he does.
Nelson was unsparing in her appraisal of the GOP under the current president, writing,” I have been a Republican my whole life. No more. Not while Donald Trump remains the head of the party, and the Senate’s Republicans have stood nearly united behind him, rejecting patriotism to protect him.”
Nelson claimed that she drew a breaking point after seeing Senate Republicans flat out refusing to include witnesses at Trump’s impeachment trial.
“As an attorney admitted before the illustrious Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court, I cannot associate myself with conduct so cowardly, craven, and unpatriotic, so brazenly partisan and so disrespectful of the Constitution’s impeachment powers,” she explained. “The arguments made by the president’s defense team require us to suspend reality.”
Noting that she has been a Republican since 1988 after hearing former GOP lawmaker Jack Kemp when he spoke at the Republican convention, Nelson claimed that she was drawn to the GOP by his vision of a party that was “was open and welcoming to people of color.”
“That Republican party is gone. This new Republican Party is beholden to a lawless, immoral, godless man. I have watched people I have known for decades twist themselves into human pretzels to defend him, excuse him, exalt him,” she wrote. ” The current state of the GOP is not good for anyone in our two-party system that breaks down without lawmakers who can work together, and move legislation forward.”
Nelson added, “The Democratic Party has problems of its own, but that is not my fight. I am not a Democrat, and will never be one. But the party of Trump is shrinking, whitening and aging as it tries to hold onto power in a more diverse America.”
You can read her entire piece HERE.