Ex-Pence aide praised for putting 'country over party' and backing Biden: 'Badass patriot'
Olivia Troye in a new ad by Republican Political Alliance for Integrity and Reform (screengrab).

The latest former top Trump administration official to publicly endorse Joe Biden was praised online on Thursday.


"President Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic showed a 'flat out disregard for human life' because his 'main concern was the economy and his reelection,' according to a senior adviser on the White House coronavirus task force who left the White House in August," The Washington Post reported Thursday. "Olivia Troye, who worked as homeland security, counterterrorism and coronavirus adviser to Vice President Pence for two years, said that the administration’s response cost lives and that she will vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden this fall because of her experience in the Trump White House."

"Troye is the first Trump administration official who worked extensively on the coronavirus response to forcefully speak out against Trump and his handling of the pandemic. But she joins a growing number of former officials, including former national security adviser John Bolton and former defense secretary Jim Mattis, who have detailed their worries about what happened during their time in the administration while declaring that Trump is unfit to be president," the newspaper reported.

Troye was widely praised for her stance, here's some of what people were saying: