The list of high-profile Republicans who are standing against Donald Trump continues to grow.
George W. Bush’s former White House director of public liaison and deputy assistant to the president, Lezlee Westine, joined the chorus line which opposes a Trump presidency. She served in The White House from 2001 to 2005.
Westine gave a short statement to The Washington Post where she said, “Our nation faces a unique set of challenges that require steady and experienced leadership. That is why today I am personally supporting Hillary Clinton. She has the expertise and commitment to American values to grow the economy, create jobs and protect America at home and abroad.”
While Westine offered her support of Clinton she did not offer why as a lifelong Republican she would not be supporting Trump’s candidacy. However considering Trump’s seemingly bottomless pit of flaming idiotic rhetoric and invective from insulting the parents of dead U.S. soldiers, to having armed security guards remove crying babies from public rallies — one is free to draw their own conclusions.
The presidential election in November is still over 90 days away. As the day draws nearer the public can expect to see more individuals crossing the political aisle to oppose Trump. Those who have made early declarations against Trump should be praised for their courage in standing up against a traditionally oppressive Republican party which is known to extract revenge against its members who do not fall in lock step with officials. Under these circumstances, however, even the intimidation of party leaders is not enough to dissuade powerful Republicans who see the consequences of a Trump presidency as far more detrimental than anything the leadership could do to them.