David Johnson is an Iowa state senator who has absolutely had enough of Donald Trump. Johnson has officially left the GOP, refusing to “buckle under the racial bias of a bigot,” which is exactly what he believes the entire Republican party is doing.
Johnson has been a member of the Iowa state senate since 2002, but he couldn’t simply pretend that Donald Trump isn’t an unquestionably immoral person that should not be supported by the Republican Party just to win the election.
Politicians like Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell are not-so-blindly backing Trump, regardless of the fact that something atrocious or laughable comes from every single press conference he does. Johnson completely blasted Ryan and McConnell, saying that they have pretty much resigned to saying “Aw, cmon, Donald, play nice,” while not really taking him seriously.
The Guardian reported this:
“Johnson announced that he was changing his registration to No Party after Trump leveled accusations of bias at Judge Gonzalo Curiel, an American judge of Mexican heritage who allowed the release of some unflattering documents from a case against Trump University.”
“I haven’t supported Mr. Trump at any point along the way but what I am calling his racist remarks and judicial jihad is the last straw,” Johnson told the Guardian.”
“Johnson compared Trump’s run for the Republican nomination to the rise of Hitler and said Trump won “by reducing his campaign to reality tv and large crowds and divisive language and all the trappings of a good show for those who like that kind of approach and that’s what happened in the 1930s in Germany.”
“He added: “I think that’s all I need to say, but certainly the fascists took control of Germany under the same types of strategies.”
While there have been many Republicans to threaten leaving their party because of Donald Trump’s blatantly racist rhetoric, Johnson is the very first elected Republican to change his registration to “No Party.”
Johnson said that he is simply not accustomed to hearing the kind of hate speech that Donald Trump constantly spews. He says:
“I was raised without hearing any racial slur, any racial epithet. It’s something that if we’re going to exclude Muslims from traveling to the United States, who’s next? Are we going to come down on Jews? … He’s not fit to be president.”
Johnson, who is still hoping that the Republican Party will “dump Trump,” continued:
“I want to be among those in the party who are willing to live up to Republican principles.”
Now to see how many more Republicans are willing to put their money where their mouth is.