Quantcast
Connect with us

Ex-US Attorney appointed by Bush quits GOP ‘party of hate’ over ‘bigoted demagogue’ Trump

Published

on

A former U.S. attorney who was appointed by President George W. Bush has left the Republican Party, calling it a “party of hate” on his way out.

In a Facebook post, now taken down, ex-South Florida U.S. Attorney Marcos Daniel Jimenez wrote a terse message expressing his disappointment with the party following the selection of Donald Trump as their 2016 presidential nominee, reports Politico.

ADVERTISEMENT

Jimenez who served as a U.S. Attorney until 2005, and whose brother, Frank Jimenez, was appointed by Bush as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of the Navy overseeing NCIS in 2006, began by saying, “This is not easy to write.”

“I’ve thought a lot about it. God has blessed me and my family beyond our dreams,” he continued.”I’ve had the privilege and honor to see my brother work for Governor Jeb Bush, to be appointed to a Senate-confirmed office by President George W. Bush, and see my brother also appointed to a Senate-confirmed office by the same president.”

Jimenez, who is now in private practice, then declared he was leaving the party behind.

“But I have decided that I will no longer be associated in any way with a party that is led by a bigoted, dangerous demagogue and that has become a party dominated by fear, anger and hate. Republicans should make no mistake about this. You now clearly belong to the party of hate … you are supporting a strongman who believes all of that.”

Jimenez is not the only Republican to bail on the party.

ADVERTISEMENT

Monday, a Utah state senator who was a delegate to the GOP convention in Cleveland also declared his independence.

Long time conservative pundit and Ronald Reagan confidant George Will abandoned the party before the convention because of Trump.

Last week, a GOP party official and Republican activist for over thirty years also quit because of Trump, saying, “No redemption in being one of the good Nazis.”

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump calls Minneapolis protesters ‘thugs’ — and threatens military action

Published

on

President Donald Trump blasted protesters in Minnesota outraged over the killing of George Floyd.

“ I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis,” Trump tweeted after midnight.

“A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right,” he wrote, even though the National Guard was already deployed.

“ These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” he threatened.

Continue Reading

2020 Election

Trump loyalist Lindsey Graham locked in dead heat with Democratic challenger in red South Carolina

Published

on

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is locked in a dead heat in his bid to win re-election, a new online poll finds.

Graham, who has represented South Carolina in Congress since 1995 and held his Senate seat since 2003, has in recent months faced mounting pressure from Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison. A new Civiqs poll released this week finds the two rivals tied at 42%.

A deeper dive into the poll reveals more possibly unnerving developments for Graham. Fifty-six percent of South Carolina voters have an unfavorable view of the senator, while only 35% have a positive view of him.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

WATCH: Minneapolis police station burns after protesters reportedly seize the building

Published

on

On Thursday night, the Minneapolis Police Department's third precinct was destroyed.

Here are some of the images from the scene.

https://twitter.com/david_schuman/status/1266225916734083073

https://twitter.com/cityminneapolis/status/1266224316645027841

https://twitter.com/carlosgphoto/status/1266217996395204608

https://twitter.com/seth_kaplan/status/1266214898171772930

https://twitter.com/nickstreiff/status/1266208914808492033

https://twitter.com/ur_ninja/status/1266228441449365504

https://twitter.com/echalouxkstp/status/1266215697002254337

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image