Quantcast
Connect with us

Ex-GOP official quits party over Trump: ‘I didn’t really imagine it was going to be quite as bad — but here we are’

Published

on

NEW YORK - JUL 16, 2016: Donald Trump speaks during a press conference on July 16, 2016 in New York.

The former Republican Party county chair from Florida is changing her party registration so she can vote for someone to replace President Donald Trump.

Cindy Guerra endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016 over her objection to Trump, but she remained a registered Republican through that election before dropping her party affiliation — until now, reported the Sun-Sentinel.

ADVERTISEMENT

“The moment that the party supported Donald Trump,” Guerra said, “that’s when I knew that I was not part of that party.”

Guerra said she became a Democrat so she could support Pete Buttigieg in Florida’s March 17 presidential primary.

“I find him very impressive,” she said. “I do think he’s qualified.”

But mostly, she just wants Trump out of office.

“I am not going to vote for Donald Trump — ever,” Guerra said. “I think Pete Buttigieg is far more qualified than Donald Trump. I think he’s far more intelligent. I think he is far more humane. We need a change.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Guerra, who served as Broward County’s GOP chair in 2010 over objections from Tea Party conservatives, said Trump has been even worse as president than she feared.

“I knew this was not going to work out,” she said. “I supported Hillary Clinton because there was no way I was going to support Donald Trump because I knew that everything that is happening was going to happen. I didn’t really imagine it was going to be quite as bad, but here we are.”

“Anyone who thinks he knows more than the generals and mocks people with disabilities and mocks war heroes, I don’t want as a leader of our country,” Guerra added.

ADVERTISEMENT


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

2020 Election

Georgia judge strikes down attempt to purge 14K voters in largely Black county

Published

on

A Georgia judge on Monday halted an attempt to purge 14,000 voters from a county with a large Black population.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that Fulton County Superior Court Jane Barwick dismissed a request from citizens that the county be forced to hold hearings on the status of 14,000 voters.

According to attorney Ray Smith, who represents the group of citizens, many of the voters in the county do not live at the address where they are registered. Smith claimed to have boxes of affidavits from registered voters.

Continue Reading

2020 Election

Trump’s tax ‘duplicity’ has derailed his campaign’s focus on a Supreme Court win for his base: analyst

Published

on

According to NBC senior political analyst Jonathan Allen, the bombshell report from the New York Times revealing the president has avoided by paying taxes while living a lavish lifestyle has ended two good days of news for the president after he pleased his base with the nomination of conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Trump's re-election campaign has seen few good days with the president's poll number continuing to either fall or remain stagnant with the election less than 40 days away and the feeling of a major victory for conservatives with the judicial announcement has now been overwhelmed by the news of the president's tax "duplicity," as Allen put it.

Continue Reading
 

2020 Election

Tax bombshell throws Trump on defensive ahead of debate

Published

on

President Donald Trump reeled Monday on the eve of his first televised debate against challenger Joe Biden after a bolt-from-the-blue report showed he has been avoiding paying almost any federal income tax for years.

The scoop from The New York Times, reporting that Trump paid only $750 in federal income tax in 2016 and 2017, and none at all for 10 of the previous 15 years, was a shot to the jugular of the self-described billionaire.

Throughout his unlikely rise to power, Trump has portrayed himself as a hard-nosed businessman on a mission to drain the Washington swamp and represent what he calls "the forgotten man and woman."

Continue Reading
 
 
Democracy is in peril. Invest in progressive news. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free. LEARN MORE