Jennifer Horn, a national board member of Log Cabin Republicans, announced on Monday that she was resigning from her position because of President Donald Trump.
The Log Cabin Republicans, an organization that works within the Republican Party to advocate equal rights for LGBTQ people, recently endorsed Trump for re-election in 2020.
As noted by The Washington Post, Horn said the group endorsing Trump was something that she “could never do.”
Horn sent a scathing letter to the chair and vice chair of the Log Cabin Republicans after the group announced its endorsement of Trump.
Horn said she couldn’t look her children in the face and tell them she supported Trump.
“There is no world where I can sit down at the dining room table and explain to my children that I just endorsed Donald Trump for president. It is contrary to everything that I have ever taught them about what it means to be a good, decent, principled member of society.”
In the letter, Horn described Trump’s “regular verbal assaults against women, immigrants, elected members of Congress, party members who do not agree with him on policy or principle and his willingness to stoke racial anger and unrest in order to advance his own political ambitions all subvert the founding principles of our great nation.”
She also claimed that the Trump administration’s “efforts to roll back civil rights protections through the DOJ,” as well as policy decisions at Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Labor played a big role in her resignation.
Jennifer Horn, national board member of Log Cabin Republicans, resigns in protest after group endorses Trump re-election: “I could never endorse him for President of the United States and still look my children in the eye,” she writes in resignation letter.
— Steve Peoples (@sppeoples) August 20, 2019
In an email to the Post, Charles T. Moran, an LCR spokesman, thanked Horn for her service.
“We understand the challenging place this [endorsement] put her in since she recently served as Bill Weld’s campaign manager,” Moran said.
Horn’s scathing letter and theatrical resignation came after LCR chair Robert Kabel and vice-chair Jill Homan announced that they would be endorsing Trump for re-election.
Kabel and Homan praised Trump for his “commitments to the United States, including taking bold actions that benefit the LGBTQ community.”
Kabel and Homan applauded Trump for his goals “to end the spread of HIV/AIDS in 10 years,” and his international efforts to “end the criminalization of homosexuality.”
Both LCR heads also cited multiple economic initiatives, such as his tax cuts, that they said have benefited LGBTQ families and businesses.
While the election is still around 16 months away, Trump has secured a huge advantage that could sway the outcome in his favor.
Trump’s campaign and the the Republican National Committee raised a combined $108 million in the second quarter of this year.
The Trump campaign and the RNC have a combined $123.7 million in cash reserves.
The RNC raised $51 million in the Second Quarter.
Trump already has a gigantic advantage over Democrats in the money race — and the president will likely continue to substantially widen the gap.
For context, those numbers are much higher than the fundraising totals former President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee posted in the same quarter in 2011.
In 2011, Obama’s reelection campaign reported $47 million in donations, with the DNC reporting it took in $38 million.
Trump and the RNC have brought in a combined $108 million compared to Obama and the DNC having just $85 million in total at the same time in their respective presidencies.
That’s a big difference.
The 2020 election may be a year and a half away, but it’s clear Trump has a massive fundraising advantage — which will be key to him securing a second term in office.