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About two dozen ex-Republican members of Congress are endorsing Biden and helping launch a group called Republicans for Biden on the first day of the Republican National Congress, according to Will and Illinois Public Media.
Former Sen. Jeff Flake joins about two dozen other former Republican members of Congress who are endorsing Biden. Flake, who served in the Senate from Arizona until 2019, had been one of the most vocal Trump critics in the chamber.
“These former Members of Congress are supporting Joe Biden because they know what’s at stake in this election and that Trump’s failures as President have superseded partisanship,” the Biden campaign wrote Monday in a statement announcing the endorsements.
According to Fox News, former Reps. Steve Bartlett of Texas, Bill Clinger of Pennsylvania, Tom Coleman of Missouri, Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, Charles Djou of Hawaii, Mickey Edwards of Oklahoma, and dozens of others are all hopping onboard the Biden for President train.
What is “Republicans for Biden”?
USA Today has an extensive list of the former representatives who will also be joining the “Biden for President” group.
According to the Biden campaign, “Republicans for Biden,” will be a “national effort to engage Republicans who are supporting Biden this fall,” and will “encourage Republicans to organize their communities for Biden using the Vote Joe app and other relational organizing tools.”
ABC News says ‘It comes a few days after more than 70 former Republican national security officials, including some former members of the Trump administration, came out in support of Biden’s bid for president last week, releasing an open letter that offered a scathing rebuke of Trump’s first term.’
The open letter states, “While we – like all Americans – had hoped that Donald Trump would govern wisely, he has disappointed millions of voters who put their faith in him and has demonstrated that he is dangerously unfit to serve another term.”
Republican former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman said this year’s election “isn’t about a Republican or Democrat. It’s about a person: a person decent enough, stable enough, strong enough to get our economy back on track; a person who can work with everyone, Democrats and Republicans, to get things done.”