Brandon DeFrain, once seen as a rising star in the Michigan Republican party, has had it with Donald Trump and says he will ‘no longer remain silent’ about the so-called president he previously endorsed, according to MLive. DeFrain, the chairman of the Bay County Republican Party, has stepped down from his post.
“I have not seen a leader, I’ve only seen more of the same,” DeFrain, who has served in his post since 2014, wrote on Facebook. “I’m tired of attempting to defend a machine that does not defend the people I love.”
DeFrain said that he hasn’t spoken up about the “current state of political affairs in the past” because he “believed in giving our leaders a chance.” But he said that he’s shared his views with family members and close friends.
“Since I’ve been involved in politics I’ve spent my time learning about the passion on both sides. I have found myself torn,” DeFrain continued.
“This leads to where my mind is today. I do not support the actions coming from the White House,” he wrote.
He said that he wants to align himself with his values, not those of any political party.
“I am resigning from my affiliation with ALL political parties so that I may be better aligned with my own values,” he wrote.
“Those values that represent all people, faith, gender, class, thought, race and every other denomination on our planet. I care about every human on this earth and I desire to live in a way that pursues freedom for all,” he added.
MLive reports that an emergency meeting is planned to fill the position.
Officials with the party have called an emergency meeting for Tuesday, Feb. 13, to discuss filling the open position. David Scholl, vice chairman of the party, said he would likely finish DeFrain’s term as chairman through the end of the year.”
“Brandon was excellent for us and he did move us forward,” Scholl said.
“In this last presidential election, he was very instrumental in getting the word out and helping the party have a presence in Bay County,” he added.
It appears that the fever is finally breaking. In Trump’s first year, there’s been a glaring turnover at the White House, a chaotic ‘presidency,’ broken promises, and we’re headed for an unbalanced budget. We’re only wondering why more GOP officials don’t get the hell out before they end up forever being tied to this unbalanced and hugely unpopular ‘president.’
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