Another of the anti-Trump group Lincoln Project’s co-founders has left the Republican Party. Jennifer Horn, a former head of the New Hampshire GOP, made her intention known in a blistering USA Today opinion piece in which she said most Republicans “have revealed their impotence and decrepitude as they have fallen, one by one, at the feet of the most corrupt, destructive and unstable president in the history of our country.”
Then, true to her word, shortly before 10:00 a.m. on Thursday Horn tweeted her resignation from the GOP.
Because my mother taught me to do what is right, even when it is hard…today I left the GOP.
I am now officially an "unenrolled" voter. https://t.co/NOR7Up2ZUk
— Jennifer Horn (@NHJennifer) December 17, 2020
Horn switched her political registration to independent. Steve Schmidt, the first Lincoln Project co-founder to leave the GOP, announced on Monday that he was joining the Democratic Party.
“For the past five years,” Horn wrote, “I have found myself fighting for what I thought were the principles of my party in the face of the ever-deteriorating character and integrity of party representatives. It seems there is no assault on human dignity too great, no attack on democracy too extreme, to inspire the Republican weaklings in Congress to speak up or stand up to President Donald Trump.”
For Horn, the Supreme Court-rejected Texas lawsuit was the last straw: “Trump’s post-election attempts to invalidate millions of legitimate votes through an abuse of the judicial system, culminating in a Texas lawsuit to block Biden wins in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, amount to no less than an attempted coup. And they have been openly encouraged and supported by every level of the Republican Party.”
In the weeks since the election, she wrote, the GOP has “ransacked the Constitution” and “demeaned our republic with their attempts to steal an election as if we were no more than a third-rate banana republic. They have humiliated themselves and disgraced our great nation.
“On Thursday, the one-year anniversary of the founding of The Lincoln Project, I will go to my town hall and rescind my registration as a Republican and register as an independent. I do so not because of Trump, but because of everyone else in the party who openly embraces Trumpism.”