According to Politico, former South Florida U.S. Attorney Marcos Daniel Jimenez resigned from the Republican Party because it has become a “party of hate.” The former attorney wrote a letter voicing his disappointment with the GOP after electing Donald Trump as their nominee.
Jimenez, who was appointed by President George W. Bush and served as U.S. Attorney until 2005, admitted that it was a tough was a tough decision and started the letter by saying, “This is not easy to write.”
“I’ve thought a lot about it. God has blessed me and my family beyond our dreams,” he continued. ”I’ve had the privilege and honor to see my brother work for Governor Jeb Bush, to be appointed to a Senate-confirmed office by President George W. Bush, and see my brother also appointed to a Senate-confirmed office by the same president.”
Jimenez continued to express his disgust with the party and announced he was resigning from the party.
“But I have decided that I will no longer be associated in any way with a party that is led by a bigoted, dangerous demagogue and that has become a party dominated by fear, anger and hate. Republicans should make no mistake about this. You now clearly belong to the party of hate … you are supporting a strongman who believes all of that.”
Jimenez has joined a growing list of Republican’s that are leaving the party because of Trump. Others that have lost faith in the party include a Utah state senator and longtime right-wing pundit, George Will.