Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Former Senior Trump DHS official endorses Joe Biden
Former Ohio Governor John Kasich, a Republican, spoke at the Democratic Convention in favor of Joe Biden's presidential candidacy. CNN reports that Miles Taylor, a former senior Trump administration official, has endorsed Biden:
"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."