- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Former South Florida U.S. Attorney Marcos Daniel Jimenez declared Monday night that he is abandoning the Republican Party for its endorsement of Donald Trump, calling the party’s presidential nominee “a bigoted, dangerous demagogue.”

Mr. Jimenez, who was appointed by then-President George W. Bush, issued the scathing criticism in a Facebook post that has since been deleted, Raw Story reported Tuesday.

“This has not been easy to write, and I’ve thought a lot about it,” Mr. Jimenez wrote, Politico first reported. “God has blessed me and my family beyond our dreams. I’ve had the privilege and honor to see my brother work for Governor Jeb Bush, to be appointed to a Senate-confirmed office by President George W. Bush, and see my brother also appointed to a Senate-confirmed office by the same president.

“But I have decided that I will no longer be associated in any way with a party that is led by a bigoted, dangerous demagogue and that has become a party dominated by fear, anger and hate,” he continued. “Republicans should make no mistake about this. You now clearly belong to the party of hate … you are supporting a strongman who believes all of that.”

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