Top Young Republicans official quits over Trump: ‘I want no part of a racist, fascist, hateful presidency’
The communications chair for the Young Republican National Federation criticized her party on the national level for supporting Donald Trump as she announced her resignation from the group, Fusion reported.
“Our social media accounts have already seen messages from people announcing their support of Donald Trump and invoking our organization. I cannot be part of that,” Katrina Jorgensen said in a statement on her Facebook page on Monday. “No matter how loud I am in my renouncement of Trump, my title will still betray me. I want no part of a racist, fascist, hateful presidency.”
Jorgensen said that her voice was tied to the party’s message in her role, and that she was quitting because she would not give up her principles.
“The role of the Communications Committee is to reach our members and the public with our positions in support of our parent party,” she wrote. “Unfortunately, the RNC has decided to embrace this candidate as our standard-bearer. So every press release, every tweet that does not denounce Trump will be seen as capitulating to the GOP.”
According to Fusion, the organization focuses on advocacy on behalf of Republicans between the ages of 18 and 40. Jorgensen called on other Young Republican leaders to “prayerfully consider their own positions” given that they were told in the past that they were the party’s future.
“If we have instead decided to uphold a man who does not represent us or our views — a man that has belittled war heroes, explicitly stated misogynist beliefs, relied on intimidation of minorities, insulted our international allies, rewarded violence, championed divisive rhetoric and proved completely uneducated in conservative fiscal policy — I cannot participate in that,” she said.