Hundreds of former GOP aides endorse Joe Biden
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Aides of George W. Bush, John McCain, Mitt Romney.

More than 300 alumni of the most recent Republican administration and presidential campaigns are collectively endorsing Democratic nominee Joe Biden on the day that Republican President Donald Trump accepts his party’s nomination for a second term.

Biden’s campaign released three separate joint statements from the political orbits of former President George W. Bush, 2012 nominee and now-U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney and 2008 nominee John McCain, who died in 2018.

The list of signatories range from rank-and-file campaign aides for all three men to some sub-Cabinet appointees in the Bush administration. The show of bipartisan force seeks to bolster Biden’s argument that Trump presents a fundamental threat to the nation that transcends party loyalties.

The former Bush, McCain, and Romney aides and administration officials cosigned three similar letter.

The Bush people plead their yearning for a return to positive character values, truth, and integrity, and denounce the legitimizing of conspiracy theories, insults, vulgarity, disrespect “and outright hate.”

“We need Joe Biden to restore character, integrity and decency to the White House,” more than 200 former Bush aides and officials declare in their letter.

In their statement, more than 100 McCain campaign aides’ decry, “the incumbent President’s lack of competent leadership, his efforts to aggravate rather than bridge divisions among Americans, and his failure to uphold American values.

About 35 Romney alumni declared their shared “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.”

Neither Bush nor Romney has said how he will vote in November. But both are notably absent from Trump’s convention. Former presidents and recent nominees typically have prime convention slots.

Romney cast the lone GOP Senate vote to convict Trump and remove him from office for pressuring Ukraine’s government to help him tarnish Biden. Bush has been on the fundraising circuit for down-ballot Republican candidates this year.

Before McCain’s death, the Arizona senator cast the deciding vote against Trump’s push to repeal the 2010 health care law. His widow, Cindy McCain, was featured during Biden’s nominating convention last week as part of a video highlighting the senator’s friendship with the former vice president.

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Republished with permission from The Associated Press.

Associated Press


6 comments

  • Ray Blacklidge

    August 27, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    Perhaps Republicans don’t require aides to be single minded straight ticket people like the Democrats require of their appointments.

  • Nicki Wood

    August 27, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    We, the American people, find the issues too important to our lives. We Demand a Debate to see how each man thinks on his feet. Our President has to make decisions that effect all Americans while speaking with World Leaders. Leaders do not hide in basements from opposing ideas!!!!

  • marconni

    August 27, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    You expect biden to debate? He cannot tell you the day of the week, what office he is running for, or tell the difference between his sister and his wife.

    Elect biden and the cycle of riot, loot, burn will continue until it reaches a town near you.

  • Joe Fatala

    August 27, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    You can expect the Sociopath in Chief in the White House to make up stuff (It’s called LYING) about Biden and to refuse to debate without some sort of ridiculous conditions, like him sitting in the oval office instead of being on the same stage…or better yet, playing golf, like he’s done 175 TIMES while in office. Good thing he said “I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to go play golf.” –Donald J. Trump, August, 2016.

  • Pedro

    August 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    It’s great to see that there are still some Republicans around who don’t form part of the cult of Trump. I congratulate these Republicans for what they have done. We must defeat Trump in November and elect Joe Biden!

  • James Robert Miles

    August 28, 2020 at 7:45 am

    Trump can;t put a sentence together without slurring his speech or mispronouncing words. If Trump does a debate he will want to do it from the Oval Office where he will have lots and lots of bootlickers egging him on!

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