Many members of the Republican Party have been quick to “unify” and support Donald Trump, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConell, Sen. John McCain, and House Speaker Paul Ryan—however, one of the future leaders of the GOP has taken a different route.
Katrina Elaine Jorgensen, the Communications Chair of the Young Republicans National Federation (YRNP), has just resigned from her position to protest Trump.
As ThinkProgress reports, the YRNP is “a national organization that works with registered Republicans between the ages of 18 and 40 and provides grassroots support for GOP candidates and conservative causes.”
Jorgensen wrote a commanding Facebook post regarding her reasoning, explaining, “With the practically fulfilled nomination of Donald Trump as our presidential candidate, I can no longer continue to carry out the duties of this position. If we have…decided to uphold a man who does not represent us or our views -- a man that has belittled war heroes, explicitly stated misogynist beliefs, relied on intimidation of minorities, insulted our international allies, rewarded violence, championed divisive rhetoric and proved completely uneducated in conservative fiscal policy -- I cannot participate in that."
Jorgensen is one of the few influential young members of the GOP to vehemently oppose Trump now that he is actually the nominee—once Trump virtually clinched the nomination, most other GOP-ers who had previously spoken out against the billionaire decided that unity was more important the ideology.
It’s impressive that Jorgensen is sticking to her values and has stood up to Trump, despite potential ramifications for her future career.