Top aide in Kenneth Starr investigation will vote for Dems for first time
A lifelong Republican and former aide during the Kenneth Starr investigation into President Clinton said he will be voting for a Democrat in a federal election for the first time in his life.
Paul Rosenzweig told CNN’s Matt Berman on Monday that his decision comes after the Republican Party’s “abdication of responsibility.”
“The Republican Party, seems to me, to no longer deserve my support or frankly the support of anybody who thinks that the legislative branch should act as a check and balance against executive authoritarianism,” Rosenzweig said.
Rosenzweig cited a tape which surfaced of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, suggesting a GOP majority in the House is needed to protect President Trump from special counsel Robert Mueller‘s Russia investigation.
“Essentially Rep. Nunes has said aloud what everybody was assuming, which is that his only goal and apparently the only goal of the party is to defend the president no matter what,” Rosenszwieg said.
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