George Bush Officials Make Powerful Joe Biden Endorsement


Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden isn’t just consolidating the support of much of the Democratic Party — he’s also attracting support from groups like former officials in the administration of Republican President George W. Bush. This week, a group of individuals who served in Bush’s administration formed a super PAC in support of Biden. Although it’s not immediately clear what the group’s scope of operations will be, the organization is called 43 Alumni For Biden and features Karen Kirksey, a former Treasury Department official, as their treasurer and custodian of records, according to a new filing with the Federal Election Commission.

The group is not the only group of Republicans that have come out against Trump as the chaos of his administration has dragged on. The perhaps most prominent example is The Lincoln Project, which features individuals like longtime Republican strategist Rick Wilson and conservative lawyer George Conway among its leaders. (Conway’s wife is Kellyanne Conway, a longtime adviser to Trump.) The Lincoln Project has produced an array of hard-hitting ads that have collectively been viewed millions upon millions of times and have attracted the ire of the president.

In one ad, called “Mourning in America,” the group outlines some of Trump’s failures amidst the onslaught of the Coronavirus pandemic. Group co-founder Jennifer Horn bitingly observed:

‘The Lincoln Project video highlights the effects of President Trump’s failure as a President and how he’s left the nation weaker, sicker, and teetering on the verge of a new Great Depression. In a time of deep suffering and loss, Donald Trump continues with his failed leadership and his inability to put the country before himself.’

In the time since the Coronavirus emerged, Trump has failed again — he’s responded to nationwide protests against police brutality by, quite literally, proposing more police brutality. He’s wound himself up into a rage against Americans who have sought to exercise their legal right to protest.