Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele endorses Joe Biden and slammed Donald Trump in a scathing Op-Ed for NBC News and in a new spot for The Lincoln Project.
Steele writes, “America has watched as the Republican Party stopped pursuing its animating principles of freedom and opportunity” and “given up its voice on things that mattered and instead bent the arc of the party towards the baser motives of one man, who is neither a Republican nor a conservative.”
He continued, “Rather than binding up the nation’s wounds, Trump exacerbates division. Rather than standing up to the world’s dictators, Trump cravenly seeks the favor of thugs. Rather than fostering free enterprise, Trump embraces economic principles not only outdated in Lincoln’s time, but made even worse today by a leader who lost close to a billion dollars in a single year running a casino. Rather than seeking to build on the legacy of the Republican Party’s founders, of which Trump is surely ignorant, Trump has posited a single purpose for the GOP — the celebration of him.”
Steele concluded, “As I’ve reflected on matters of leadership, decency, and constitutional norms I am reminded of the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who said, “A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.” Character matters. Our vote matters. The leader we choose matters. I cannot be silent, and I hope neither can you because we know a vote for Joe Biden is what is best for our country — because America matters.”
Steele is also the face of the latest Lincoln Project ad. Watch it below.
This election, former RNC Chair and a lifelong Republican, @MichaelSteele, is voting to restore the soul of our nation.
He's voting for Joe Biden. pic.twitter.com/iO2bl8OYvW
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 20, 2020