Prominent Republicans Come Out in Support of Defeating Trump

Four prominent Republicans that have worked and supported Republican campaigns have come out in support of Trump’s defeat. They opened their New York Times Op-Ed with the following, “The president and his enablers have replaced conservatism with an empty faith led by a bogus prophet.”

George T. Conway III, Steve Schmidt, John Weaver and Rick Wilson, have written a telling piece in the Times that outlines the reasons Trump should be defeated. Many have complained that this process has been hyper partisan, but it appears that key Republicans allies have turned on the President because they have a higher calling; the Constitution.

Patriotism and the survival of our nation in the face of the crimes, corruption and corrosive nature of Donald Trump are a higher calling than mere politics. As Americans, we must stem the damage he and his followers are doing to the rule of law, the Constitution and the American character.

That’s why we are announcing the Lincoln Project, an effort to highlight our country’s story and values, and its people’s sacrifices and obligations. This effort transcends partisanship and is dedicated to nothing less than preservation of the principles that so many have fought for, on battlefields far from home and within their own communities.

This effort asks all Americans of all places, creeds and ways of life to join in the seminal task of our generation: restoring to this nation leadership and governance that respects the rule of law, recognizes the dignity of all people and defends the Constitution and American values at home and abroad.

Over these next 11 months, our efforts will be dedicated to defeating President Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box and to elect those patriots who will hold the line. We do not undertake this task lightly, nor from ideological preference. We have been, and remain, broadly conservative (or classically liberal) in our politics and outlooks. Our many policy differences with national Democrats remain, but our shared fidelity to the Constitution dictates a common effort.

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