Twenty former U.S. attorneys that were appointed by Republican presidents have endorsed Joe Biden for president, saying Trump has threatened the rule of law.
The group, who have served Republican presidents from Dwight Eisenhower to George W. Bush, say they do not agree with President Trump‘s leadership style.
“We believe that President Trump’s leadership is a threat to the rule of law in our country,” the group said in a publicly released letter, according to Reuters.
The group is another in an increasingly long line of Republican organizations opposing Trump such as Republican Voters Against Trump and Former Republican National Security Officials for Biden. These organizations are committed to making sure Trump only serves one term, as they believe he’s done irreparable damage to the party and the country at large.
Attorneys from all 50 states have signed the letter including Republican-led states Arizona, Florida, Texas, and New Mexico. President Trump has not minced words about the scores of Republicans that want to see him leave the Oval Office. Last year, Trump described ‘Never Trump Republicans’ as “human scum.”
The Never Trumper Republicans, though on respirators with not many left, are in certain ways worse and more dangerous for our Country than the Do Nothing Democrats. Watch out for them, they are human scum!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2019
Gregory Brower, a former U.S. attorney for Nevada, told the Washington Post he had no choice but to endorse Biden after getting an up-close view of how Trump works.
“I had an up-close view of how the President and the White House dealt with the Justice Department in recent years,” Brower told the Post. “It’s clear that President Trump views the Justice Department and the FBI as his own personal law firm and investigative agency. He made that clear, privately and publicly.”
Many believe the 2020 election is the country’s last chance to be saved from the Trump administration and the overwhelming number of Americans voting may reflect that. According to the U.S. Elections Project, more than 67 million Americans have already voted, surpassing the 58 million mail-in or in-person early votes cast in 2016.