by Andrew Trunsky
Over 100 former staffers for former President George W. Bush, the late Sen. John McCain and Sen. Mitt Romney endorsed Democratic nominee Joe Biden for president Thursday, Politico reported.
“What unites us now is a deep conviction that four more years of a Trump presidency will morally bankrupt this country, irreparably damage our democracy, and permanently transform the Republican party into a toxic personality cult,” Romney Alumni for Biden said in an open letter.
Thirty-four former staffers from the Utah Republican’s 2012 presidential campaign signed the letter, Politico reported.
Over 100 former McCain staffers also endorsed Biden in an open letter saying, “Given the incumbent’s lack of competent leadership, his efforts to aggravate rather than bridge divisions among Americans, and his failure to uphold American values, we believe the election of former Vice President Biden is clearly in the national interest.”
One of the organizers of the letter was Arizona Republican’s longtime speechwriter, Mark Salter, The New York Times reported.
“We have different views of Joe Biden and the Democratic party platform – most of us disagree with a fair amount of it – but we all agree that getting Donald Trump out of office is clearly in the national interest,” Salter told the NYT.
Twenty-one former staffers for George W. Bush also published an open letter saying “Over the past four years we, as a nation, have struggled with truth. Conspiracy theories have been legitimized and facts have been dismissed.”
“As former public servants, we believe that decency in government must not be allowed to die on the vine. We must take a stand and insist that it returns to the Office of the President,” the letter added.
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Andrew Trunsky is a reporter for the Daily Caller News Foundation.
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