"Taylor, who served as chief of staff to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen
, also accused President Donald Trump
of repeatedly using his office for political purposes, including directing officials to cut wildfire relief funding to California because voters there overwhelmingly opposed him in 2016.
Taylor, a longtime Republican and political appointee at DHS from 2017 to 2019, endorsed the former vice president in a video produced by the group Republican Voters Against Trump
in which he also made several allegations about Trump's conduct. He also wrote an op-ed published in The Washington Post
calling the President `dangerous' for America.
`What we saw week in and week out, for me, after two and a half years in that administration, was terrifying. We would go in to try to talk to him about a pressing national security issue -- cyberattack, terrorism threat -- he wasn't interested in those things. To him, they weren't priorities,' Taylor says in the video."