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Republicans Who Have Had Enough of Trump

Updated: May 4

Republicans Not for Trump

Anyone who has read my political views knows that I am fiercely against Donald Trump ever setting foot inside the White House again. Numerous prominent republicans have expressed reluctance or outright opposition to supporting Donald Trump in his bid for the presidency in 2024. These individuals and organizations have an interest in seeing that republicans are successful, but for varying reasons, all have turned their backs on Trump and admit that even if it takes democrat Joe Biden to serve four more years, that's preferable to having that disaster of a candidate Donald Trump given the reins of power.

Here are a few notable figures:

George Bush – Former republican President of the US

Dick Cheney – former republican Vice President of the US

Mike Pence – Vice President under President Donald Trump

Carl Rove - Republican political consultant, policy advisor, and lobbyist. He was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff during the George W. Bush administration

Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence (2017-2019) (endorsed Mike Pence)

Mark Esper, United States Secretary of Defense (2019–2020), United States Secretary of the Army (2017–2019)

Nikki Haley, Ambassador to the United Nations (2017–2018), Governor of South Carolina (2011–2017) (former candidate for president)

John F. Kelly, White House Chief of Staff (2017–2019), United States Secretary of Homeland Security (2017)

Mick Mulvaney, acting White House Chief of Staff (2019-2020), Director of the Office of Management and Budget (2017-2020), acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (2017-2018), U.S. Representative from SC-05 (2011-2017)

John Bolton, U.S. National Security Advisor (2018–2019), Ambassador to the United Nations (2005–2006)

Ty Cobb, White House Special Council (2017-2018), Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland in (1981–1986)

Condoleezza Rice, American diplomat and political scientist, United States Secretary of State (2005–2009), current director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

Ashley Davis, White House Deputy Director of Management and Administration (2001–2003)

Ronald Gidwitz, Acting U.S. Ambassador to the European Union (2020–2021), U.S. Ambassador to Belgium (2018–2021), chair of the Illinois State Board of Education (1999–2003)

Alyssa Farah Griffin, White House Director of Strategic Communications (2020), Press Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense (2019–2020), Press Secretary to the Vice President (2017–2019)

Stephanie Grisham, White House Communications Director and White House Press Secretary (2019–2020)

Cassidy Hutchinson, executive assistant to the White House Chief of Staff (2020–2021)

Bobbie Kilberg, Director of the Office of Public Liaison (1989–1992)

Mary Kramer, U.S. Ambassador to Barbados (2004–2006)

Frank Lavin, U.S. Ambassador to Singapore (2001–2005), White House Director of Political Affairs (1987–1989)

Sarah Matthews, Deputy White House Press Secretary (2020–2021)

H.R. McMaster, U.S. National Security Advisor (2017-2018)

Harriet Miers, White House Counsel (2005–2007), White House Deputy Chief of Staff (2003–2005), and White House Staff Secretary (2001–2003)

Omarosa, Communications Director of the Office of Public Liaison (2017–2018)

Karen Pence, Second Lady of the United States (2017–2021), First Lady of Indiana (2013–2017)

Jeanne Phillips, United States Ambassador to the OECD (2001–2002)

Anthony Scaramucci, White House Communications Director (2017)

Marc Short, Chief of Staff to the Vice President (2019–2021)

Miles Taylor, Chief of Staff of the United States Department of Homeland Security (2019)

Jay Town, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama (2017–2020)

Olivia Troye, Homeland Security adviser and lead COVID-19 adviser to the Vice President (2018–2020)

U.S. Senators

Bill Cassidy, U.S. Senator from Louisiana (2015–present), U.S. Representative from LA-06 (2009–2015)

Susan Collins, U.S. Senator from Maine (1997–present)

Lisa Murkowski, U.S. Senator from Alaska (2002–present)

Mitt Romney, U.S. Senator from Utah (2019–present), 2012 nominee for president, Chair of the Republican Governors Association (2005–2006), Governor of Massachusetts (2003–2007)

Mike Rounds, U.S. Senator from South Dakota (2015–present), Governor of South Dakota (2003–2011), member of the South Dakota Senate (1991–2001)

Todd Young, U.S. Senator from Indiana (2017–present), U.S. Representative from IN-09 (2011–2017)

Former Senators

Jeffrey Chiesa, U.S. Senator from New Jersey (2013), Attorney General of New Jersey (2012–2013)

Bob Corker, U.S. Senator from Tennessee (2007–2019)

Jeff Flake, Ambassador to Turkey (2022–present), U.S. Senator from Arizona (2013–2019), U.S. Representative from AZ (2001–2013)

Cory Gardner, U.S. Senator from Colorado (2015–2021), and U.S. Representative from CO-04 (2011–2015)

George LeMieux, U.S. Senator from Florida (2009–2011)

Rob Portman, U.S. Senator from Ohio (2011–2023), Director of the Office of Management and Budget (2006–2007), United States Trade Representative (2005–2006), U.S. Representative from OH-02 (1993–2005), White House Director of Legislative Affairs (1989–1991)

Pat Toomey, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania (2011–2023), U.S. Representative from PA-15 (1999–2005)

U.S. Representatives, Current

Larry Bucshon, U.S. Representative from IN-08 (2011–present)

Mike Gallagher, U.S. Representative from WI-08 (2017–present)

David Joyce, U.S. Representative from OH-14 (2013–present)

Mike Lawler, U.S. Representative from NY-17 (2023–present)

Thomas Massie, U.S. Representative from KY-04 (2012–present)

Greg Pence, U.S. Representative from IN-06 (2019–present)

Chip Roy, U.S. Representative from TX-21 (2019–present)

David Valadao, U.S. Representative from CA-22 (2023–present), U.S. Representative from CA-21 (2013–2019, 2021–present)

Former Representatives

Gresham Barrett, U.S. Representative from SC-03 (2003–2011)

John Boehner, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (2011–2015), U.S. Representative from OH-08 (1991–2015)

Mo Brooks, U.S. Representative from AL-05 (2011–2023), Member of the Madison County Commission (1996–2011)

Susan Brooks, U.S. Representative from IN-05 (2013–2021)

Liz Cheney, U.S. Representative from WY-AL (2017–2023), Chair of the House Republican Conference (2019–2021)

Barbara Comstock, U.S. Representative from VA-10 (2015–2019)

Anthony Gonzalez, U.S. Representative from OH-16 (2019–2023)

Will Hurd, U.S. Representative from TX-23 (2015–2021) (former candidate for president)

John Katko, U.S. Representative from NY-24 (2015–2023)

Adam Kinzinger, U.S. Representative from IL-16 (2013–2023), U.S. Representative from IL-11 (2011–2013)

Mia Love, U.S. Representative from UT-04 (2015–2019)

Peter Meijer, U.S. Representative from MI-03 (2021–2023)

Connie Morella, U.S. Representative from MD-08 (1987–2003)

Tom Rice, U.S. Representative from SC-07 (2013–2023)

Paul Ryan, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (2015–2019), U.S. Representative from WI-01 (1999–2019), 2012 nominee for Vice President

Joe Scarborough, U.S. Representative from FL-01 (1995–2001), host of Morning Joe (independent since 2017)

Fred Upton, U.S. Representative from MI-06 (1993–2023), U.S. Representative from MI-04 (1987–1993)

Joe Walsh, U.S. Representative from Il-08 (2011–2013), candidate for president in 2020

State and Local Officials

Current Governors

Spencer Cox, Governor of Utah (2021–present), Lieutenant Governor of Utah (2013–2021)

Eric Holcomb, Governor of Indiana (2017–present), Lieutenant Governor of Indiana (2016–2017)

Phil Scott, Governor of Vermont (2017–present), Lieutenant Governor of Vermont (2011–2017)

Former Governors

Charlie Baker, Governor of Massachusetts (2015–2023) and President of NCAA (2023–present)

Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida (1999–2007), candidate for president in 2016

Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey (2010–2018), U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey (2002–2008), candidate for presidency in 2016

Bill Haslam, Governor of Tennessee (2011–2019), chair of the Republican Governors Association (2017–2018)

Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland (2015–2023), Chair of the National Governors Association (2019–2020)

Asa Hutchinson, Governor of Arkansas (2015–2023), Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (2001–2003), U.S. Representative from AR-03 (1997–2001)

John Kasich, Governor of Ohio (2011–2019), 2000 and 2016 candidate for president, Chair of the House Budget Committee (1995–2001), U.S. Representative from OH-12 (1983–2001)

George Pataki, Governor of New York (1995–2006), candidate for president in 2016

Marc Racicot, Governor of Montana (1993–2001), chair of the RNC (2001–2003)

Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois (2015–2019

Mark Sanford, Governor of South Carolina (2003–2011), U.S. Representative from SC-01 (1995–2001 and 2013–2019), Republican candidate for U.S. President in 2020.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California (2003–2011)

Bill Weld, Governor of Massachusetts (1991–1997)

Christine Todd Whitman, Governor of New Jersey (1994–2001), Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (2001-2003)

Current Statewide Elected Officials

John Dougall, Auditor of Utah (2013–present), Utah State Representative from District 27 (2003–2013)

Jeanette Nuñez, Lieutenant Governor of Florida (2019–present)

Winsome Sears, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (2022–present)

Roby Smith, Treasurer of Iowa (2023–present)

Former Statewide Elected Officials

Geoff Duncan, Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (2019–2023), Member of the Georgia House of Representatives (2013–2017)

Adam Laxalt, Attorney General of Nevada (2015–2019), 2022 nominee for U.S. Senator from Nevada and 2018 nominee for Governor of Nevada

Corey Stapleton, 2024 candidate for president, Secretary of State of Montana (2017–2021)

Michael Steele, Lieutenant Governor of Maryland (2003–2007), Chair of the RNC (2009–2011), co-host of MSNBC's The Weekend

Cate Zeuske, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (1996–2001), Treasurer of Wisconsin (1991–1995), Deputy Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Administration (2015–2018), Wisconsin State Assemblywoman from District 4 (1985–1991) and District 54 (1983–1985)

Other Public Figures

Kathy Barnette, candidate for Senator from Pennsylvania in 2022, and Republican nominee for U.S. Representative from PA-04 in 2020

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s lawyer of several decades

Ann Coulter, political commentator and sharp tongued republican pundit

S. E. Cupp, political commentator

Jenna Ellis, lawyer and alleged racketeering co-conspirator

Carly Fiorina, CEO of Hewlett-Packard (1999–2005) and candidate for president in 2016

David Frum, political commentator and speech writer

Robert Kagan, former Republican, former U.S. State Department official, Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution, contributor to The Washington Post

Tomi Lahren, political commentator

Meghan McCain, political commentator, daughter of 2008 nominee for President John McCain

Rupert Murdoch, businessman and owner of Fox News

Michael Reagan, political commentator and son of Ronald Reagan

Generally Right Leaning Organizations Opposed to a Second Trump Presidency

43 Alumni for America, Americans for Prosperity, The Bulwark, National Review, New York Post, Republican Accountability Project , Republicans for the Rule of Law, The Lincoln Project - a centrist American political action committee founded in December 2019 by moderate conservatives and former Republican Party members who oppose U.S. President Donald Trump and Trumpism.

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