- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 20, 2019

A board member of the pro-LGBTQ group Log Cabin Republicans has resigned in protest of their endorsement of President Trump’s reelection campaign.

Jennifer Horn sent a letter to her group’s chair and vice chair announcing her resignation on Monday, writing that Mr. Trump’s “regular verbal assaults against women, immigrants, elected members of Congress, party members who do not agree with him on policy or principle and his willingness to stoke racial anger and unrest in order to advance his own political ambitions all subvert the founding principles of our great nation,” The Washington Post reported.

Ms. Horn told The Post she made the decision long ago that she would never endorse Mr. Trump, so she knew what she had to do after Log Cabin Republicans Chair Robert Kabel and Vice Chair Jill Homan issued an op-ed announcing the group’s support for president’s reelection.

“There is no world where I can sit down at the dining room table and explain to my children that I just endorsed Donald Trump for president,” Ms. Horn said. “It is contrary to everything that I have ever taught them about what it means to be a good, decent, principled member of society.”

In announcing their endorsement, Mr. Kabel and Ms. Homan credited the president with taking “bold actions that benefit the LGBTQ community,” including his desire “to end the spread of HIV/AIDS in 10 years,” and his international efforts to “end the criminalization of homosexuality.”

The group responded to Ms. Horn’s resignation in a statement to The Post, suggesting she was conflicted because of her ties to Republican presidential challenger Bill Weld.

“We understand the challenging place this [endorsement] put her in since she recently served as Bill Weld’s campaign manager,” said Log Cabin Republican spokesman Charles T. Moran.

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