Lifelong Republican Donor Ditches GOP: ‘No One Will Stand Up’ to Donald Trump
Jacob Monty, an immigration attorney, lifelong Republican, and supporter of immigration reform announced on Friday that he has left the GOP and registered as a Democrat because of the party’s unwillingness to “stand up to” former President Donald Trump.
Monty, who for decades has raised more than a million dollars for the Republican Party, said that the Trump-led insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6th was a “bridge too far” for him.
“What you just saw was the natural result of Trump’s ‘America first’ policy,” Monty explained to host Erin Burnett on CNN’s Out Front.
“Trump owns the party and Trump has always loved the conspiracy theories and this is Trump’s party now,” he continued, referring to Trump’s embrace of QAnon and other extremist organizations.
“I tried for many years, four years, to be a Never Trumper in the Republican Party but it’s obvious now, everyone is paying homage to this ex-president,” he added. “No one will stand up to him.”
Monty admonished House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for “going down and begging for forgiveness” from Trump.
“I’m a Texan. I don’t lick anyone’s boots, and to see what we saw this week was disgusting,” said Monty.
“I’m out. That’s enough,” he added. “That was a bridge too far for me.”
Monty noted that “more people are leaving” the GOP and that although he does not “agree with everything the Democrats stand for, that’s the big tent party. The Democratic Party is the party that has more diversity of opinion. If you stay in the Republican Party, you have to pay homage to Trump and I don’t do that, I don’t pray to any man.”
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