It ain't just the Dems, Ignatz. And all of it is both well earned and well deserved.
In 2016, many of us who wanted change in the White House took a chance on Donald Trump. We thought he'd lead as a conservative Republican: instead, he has imperiled our republic.
We are alarmed by the anti-democratic tactics and flagrant abuse of power committed daily by Donald Trump. His actions are an affront to our Constitution and the Republican Party. In the words of our 18th president, Ohio's Ulysses S. Grant, "My failures have been errors in judgment, not intent."
In 2016, many Ohio voters put their faith in Donald Trump, us included. That was an error of judgment, not intent.
For these reasons, we're joining with other Republicans in this state to vote against President Trump this November:
He has created a culture of fear within the Republican Party as well as across the country, demonizing anyone with differing opinions. He belittles, berates, and ruins the careers of all who oppose him - including his own appointed government agency heads, respected military leaders and war heroes.
He has undermined the rule of law, obstructed justice, and issued pardons and commutations to personal cronies who helped cover up his misdeeds.
He has demonstrated gross incompetence during the COVID-19 pandemic, causing needless suffering and death.
He has run up a $2.7 trillion budget deficit, $1 trillion of which occurred before the pandemic unfolded.
We are free men and women. We claim our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We believe Mr. Trump no longer deserves the consent of the governed.