Faced with having to explain to her children why her GOP organization, the Log Cabin Republicans, endorsed Trump for election, Jennifer Horn decided to resign instead.
Last week, the Log Cabin Republicans wrote and OpEd in the Washington Post citing all the wonderful things the Trump administration has done for the LBGTQ Community and how he would end AIDS. Ultimately, they announced their endorsement for Trump’s re-election.
In an interview with WaPo, Horn said she would never endorse Trump and when the Log Cabin Republicans’ board announced their decision to support Trump, she knew it was time to go.
“There is no world where I can sit down at the dining room table and explain to my children that I just endorsed Donald Trump for president,” Horn said. “It is contrary to everything that I have ever taught them about what it means to be a good, decent, principled member of society.”
In a letter to Kabel and Homan, Horn said Trump’s “regular verbal assaults against women, immigrants, elected members of Congress, party members who do not agree with him on policy or principle and his willingness to stoke racial anger and unrest in order to advance his own political ambitions all subvert the founding principles of our great nation.”
On Tuesday, Trump cited his endorsement from the organization when a reporter asked him about his record on LGBTQ rights.
“I was very honored to receive it. Some of my biggest supporters are of that community. And I think they — and I talk to them a lot about it. I think I’ve done really very well with that community.”
Horn said she will continue to support Republican candidates, just not Trump.