Monday, June 27, 2022

Former Trump official left GOP, said – Republican Party is now a threat to America

A former Homeland Security official in the Trump administration, who later became one of the former president’s critics, left the Republican Party, saying the GOP could not be saved.

Miles Teller, who was the agency’s deputy chief of staff and then chief of staff from 2017 to 2019, wrote on Twitter:

Taylor also joined an editorial he wrote for NBC News:

“In the wake of the mass shootings in Buffalo on Saturday, it has become abundantly clear that my party no longer represents conservative values, but is actually a threat to them – and to America,” he wrote. they wrote.

Taylor was referring to the white supremacist who shot and killed 10 at a Buffalo grocery store specifically targeting black people. The alleged shooter reportedly wrote a manifesto referencing the “Great Replacement Theory,” a conspiracy theory that claims Democrats are trying to replace white Americans with people of color. That theory is shared in Republican circles, and embraced by figures such as Fox News host and self-confessed liar Tucker Carlson.

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Miles Teller, who was Homeland Security’s deputy chief of staff and then-chief of staff from 2017 to 2019, also admitted to writing a 2018 “anonymous” op-ed in the New York Times that there were people within the Trump administration who were working against it. The then President.

Alex Brandon via The Associated Press

Taylor noted that a poll last year found that nearly half of Republicans agreed with sentiments of the “Great Substitution Principle.”

Although good people remained in the party, Taylor urged them to leave as well, “unless it was rehabilitated or a suitable alternative was made.”

Taylor’s time at DHS included Donald Trump’s infamous policy of separating migrant children from their families. Taylor later told Telemundo that he regretted not condemning it at the time.

He publicly came out against Trump in 2020 and said he would vote for Joe Biden. He also admitted to writing a 2018 “Anonymous” op-ed in The New York Times that claimed there were people within the Trump administration working against the then president.

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