Lifelong Republican Jim Greenwood wrote an op-ed in the Courier Times on Wednesday explaining why he’s voting for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in November after years of working on Republican campaigns.
According to Greenwood, he is a patriot above all else. “As such I refuse to allow Donald Trump to further degrade and defile the nation I love,” he writes.
According to Greenwood, President Trump has proven himself to be “a small-minded, uncaring, self-aggrandizing, compulsive liar.” He adds that he’s not the only Republican he knows who feels this way. “…military, security and diplomatic leaders, and other close associates who have served in the Trump administration, share this assessment.”
“From the onset he minimized the grave risk that approached us for fear the truth would impact the economy on which he depended for reelection,” Greenwood continues. “His failure to read, to lead, and his refusal to heed the advice of experts, and his consistent denial of scientific reality has resulted in disastrous economic consequences, and incalculable, preventable suffering and death.”
While Greenwood claims that he doesn’t agree with all of Biden’s policies, he assures that 2020 is the time to change course.
“I am confident that Biden’s qualifications, experience and temperament will make him an able, empathetic and decent president, and help us bring about a united and stronger nation.”
You can read his full piece HERE.