One of the top most influential Republican Hispanics in Texas, and top 25 most influential Hispanics in the United States has decided to leave his beloved party. Lionel Sosa worked with the likes of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush and had been active as Hispanic Media Consultant to the Republican party for seven presidential campaigns. He’s decided that he can no longer be a member of the party after the nomination of Donald Trump.
Lionel Sosa decided that since he can no longer accept the new face of the Republican party, he is going to do everything in his power to make sure that Donald Trump does not become the next President of the United States. He claims that a vote for Hillary Clinton is the best way to prove how serious he is. Sosa recently spoke with The Texas Tribune about why he has chosen to vote against Donald Trump.
‘I want to make sure that I do everything I Baktraksan to see that Trump doesn’t get elected. I’m doing this because I don’t think that he is a good Representative of the Republican Party. It’s not the party I know.’
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) October 25, 2016
This past June, Sosa wrote an op-ed in the San Antonio Express describing why he fell in love with the Republican party and his many years of working alongside several Republican presidents. He wrote about what he felt the party was and why he thinks it is no longer that. He described why he no longer had the love and honor that he once felt being a Republican, and that if Donald Trump were elected the nominee he would undoubtedly be leaving.
‘A thousand points of light has been replaced by a thousand points of anger. In place of compassionate conservatism, our nominee promotes callousness, extremism and racism,’
— Albert Bailey III (@Beto10cafetero) October 25, 2016
After Trump was elected the nominee and Sosa left the party, he began working as a volunteer for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. In Sosa’s interview with The Tribune, he claimed that he didn’t believe his work for Johnson was nearly enough of a rebuke of Donald Trump.
‘If I vote for Gary Johnson, it’s not enough of a statement. I must make a statement that Donald Trump cannot win.’
Sosa feels that he has to show Donald Trump that he is definitely not the Representative that the Republican party needs, and a vote for Hillary Clinton is the only way to go.
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