Ex-Romney, McCain employees support Biden

Dozens of employees who worked for two former Republican nominees for president – the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCain Lincoln Project Republican Says Trumps Supporters of The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Sights and Sounds of GOP Convention Evening 1 Read meat for the right wing will be the main trial at RNC MORE (R-Ariz.) And Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyChuck Todd: Campaigns think ‘Trump could outperform’ with Black voters, ‘care’ in Biden camp Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron tells Biden that he ‘is not in chains’, says Trump Trump Jr. trying to elect ‘new blood’ to Republican party MORE (R-Utah) – have announced their support for 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe Biden The memo: Trump uses convention to target key states Pence condemns Kenosha violence, supports police in convention speech Biden praises Milwaukee Bucks response to Jacob Blake shoots MORE.

More than 100 McCain employees have signed an open letter titled “McCain Alums for Joe Biden.” The signatories include a wide range of people who worked for him during his 35 years in Congress, such as his presidential campaigns in 2000 and in 2008, when he became the GOP candidate.

“Working for John McCain was an honor, and his example of public service continues to be a lasting influence on us. His motto, ‘land first,’ and his frequent call for Americans to serve causes greater than our self-interest were not empty slogans like so many today of our politics, ‘they wrote group. “They were the word of faith where he lived and he encouraged us to do the same. In that spirit, we support his friend, Joe Biden.”

She wrote that her recommendation was not “an easy decision for Republicans to make”, but praised Biden’s history of bilingualism.

“Given the lack of empowered presidential powers, his attempt to increase divisions among Americans instead of bridging them, and his failure to uphold American values, we believe the election of former Vice President Biden is clear in the national interest, “states her letter.

The letter comes shortly after the second anniversary of McCain’s death and just days after his wife, Cindy McCain, joined Biden at the Democratic National Convention.

It also coincides with similar pressure from former employees of Romney’s presidential campaign, who was nominated in 2012 by the Republican Party.

In an open online published letter condemns “Romney Alumni for Biden” President TrumpDonald John The Memo: Trump Uses Convention to Focus on Major States Conway Hots Trump as ‘Women’s Champion’ Former ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Star Trace Adkins Sings at GOP Congress MOREhis rhetoric and praises Biden as “the type of hefty leader that this moment demands.”

“What unites us now is a deep conviction that another four years of a Trump presidency will morally bankrupt this country, damage our democracy irreparably and permanently transform the Republican Party into a toxic personality cult,” the group wrote. “We can not sit and allow that.”

Both groups include employees who worked to defeat former president Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden Praises Milwaukee Bucks Respond to Jacob Blake Shooting Obama Offers Support for Bucks Responding to Jacob Blake Shooting Bad Law and Failed Order MORE and Biden, then his running mate, during their respective campaigns.

Trump also has a controversial relationship with both former GOP presidential candidates.

The president has long been at loggerheads with the McCain family, beginning in 2015 when he said that John McCain, who served more than 30 years as a senator after being held as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, was not a war hero. ” “Because he was taken prisoner. I love people who were not taken prisoner.”

He continued to criticize the senator after his death, beating him just last week as a “bad candidate with a lot of bad policies”.

Trump has also had a tumultuous relationship with Romney. During the 2016 election, Romney said he chose to write in his wife, Ann Romney, on his vote instead of casting his vote for Trump.

Romney was the only GOP senator earlier this year who voted in favor of removing Trump from office during the presidential indictment process.

He did not endorse Biden and has been silent about who he will support during the November general election.