The Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, Tani Cantil-Sakauye, has renounced her Republican registration citing partisan misbehavior by Trump, and by the Senate during the Brett Kavanaugh hearing.
Kansas State Senator Barbara Bollier has become a Democrat after 43 years as a Republican, citing morality and the GOP’s ‘absurd’ stance on LGBTQ issues.
Top conservative thinkers who’ve left the GOP and are urging people to vote for Democrats include George Will and Max Boot.
Steve Schmidt is a top Republican strategist, serving in high White House positions under Bush-Cheney, and as Communications Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee, etc.
Several former Senators and Congressmen have left the GOP recently: David Jolly, Gordon Humphrey, Joe Scarborough, etc.
Republicans who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 include President G.H.W. Bush, Henry Paulson, Colin Powell, Christine Todd Whitman, John Warner, etc. In addition many, like Gov. John Kasich, voted for a 3rd-party candidate or a write-in.
One top Republican who’s left the GOP cited Susan Collins’ vote to confirm Kavanaugh as evidence that there’s nothing left in the Party worth salvaging. She is supposedly the beacon of hope for GOP moderation and sanity, yet sacrificed all principles to make a dishonest and fawning speech in support of this misogynist perjuring hyper-partisan judge.
Why haven’t more thinking Americans left the GOP? Can we retain any respect for those who haven’t?