Conservative Voices

“When I look at the GOP today, I don’t even recognize it.”

Republicans and conservatives are speaking up to tell the GOP they’ve had enough of its lies and conspiracies.
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Testimonials

“The Republican party right now is nothing that Ronald Reagan or Abraham Lincoln or Teddy Roosevelt or any other true Republican would recognize.”

Bill

Arizona

“What scares me most about today’s Republican party is that it is totally focused on promoting itself. It is simply revolving around one personality who has neither the character, nor the ability to govern our country as it needs to be governed.”

Kevin

Arizona

“These people aren’t interested in governing everyone. They’re interested in making themselves the big man in the room. And that is not American. That is anti-Americanism.”

Sue

Arizona

“I can’t think of one word to describe the Republican party except “lost.” They are not based in reality. How do you make legitimate, rational governing decisions if you don’t have a foundation in reality?”

Tom

Arizona

“When the Republican party started to become more divisive and, in my opinion, more nationalistic, I had to distance myself from their rhetoric.”

Cheryl

Arizona

“I love liberty. I love the Constitution. The Republican party left those concepts. I am petrified about the direction of my country. And it’s almost exclusively the cause of the Republican party.”

Linda

Arizona

“I’ve been a lifelong registered Republican, but at this stage of the game, I would jokingly call myself a “recovering Republican” right now…I don’t share a lot of the values that seem to be predominant within the party at this point in time.”

John

Ohio

“Trump has destroyed a Republican party. He is supporting people who are bullies and liars. Do not vote for them in the primaries. Don’t accept their values as yours.”

Koorosh

Texas

“So I am a Democrat because I’m forced to sort of be one.”

Winter

Oregon

“I don’t think it’s really a party right now. I think it’s a bunch of lemmings that are following the lead lemming over the cliff.”

Nancy

Arizona

“I have never felt so sad about the state of this country in my entire life…and unfortunately, there are some people that are trying to destroy this country from the inside.”

Alan

Arizona

“It is the party that has left me, not me leaving the party and in my mind, principle and devotion to the constitution and the rule of law is much more important than a political party.”

Lee

Georgia

“So many people have died for our right to vote. It’s actually a sacred thing…and that’s how America should be.”

Chris

Michigan

“My final straw was the day that Donald Trump was elected president. I said the only thing I can do is no longer be registered as a Republican.”

Gary

New York

“I want to vote for people who are held accountable. People who have integrity. People who do not believe in conspiracy theories or who attempted to overturn the election. Because I consider that to be very dangerous.”

Laura

Texas

“Had the insurrection worked, had he gotten his way and got the vote overturned, democracy’s out the door.”

Mike

Tennessee

“They’re going to try to be the junior Donald Trump and act the same way and do the same way…at which point I will leave the party because I can’t support any of that.”

Derrick

Tennessee

“After January 6, when some of the Republicans came out against what happened, Kevin McCarthy, Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham. They did a complete about face turn around in such a short time, because they were afraid of what Trump would say or do. And I call that tribe over truth.”

Ellen

Florida

“The Republican party now, to be a good Republican, you have to basically I agree with whatever Donald Trump says…And that’s just not the way it should be.”

Jim

Pennsylvania

“And someday, I don’t know when I hope sooner than later, people like Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger and Rusty Bowers, time will show that they were the true patriots. They were the true Americans defending our Jeffersonian democracy.”

Stephen

Wisconsin

“The Republican party is promoting everything from anti-Semitism, racism. That is not my party. I can no longer be a Republican.”

James

Pennsylvania

“And, you know, protection and democracy is kind of like my number one sole focus right now. And the rest of this, yeah. We’ll figure it out.”

Dave

Pennsylvania

“I will never, ever vote for a Trumpian candidate again.”

Rob

Missouri

“I have been a Republican since I was 18 years old, and I had to leave my party the last presidential election.”

Pat

Georgia

“Here is my voting record since I’ve been old enough to vote Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Reagan, Bush, Perot, Doll, Bush, Bush, McCain, Romney, Clinton, Biden.”

Linda

Indiana

“The cowardice of the Republican leaders led me to kind of start fading away from the Republican Party.”

Donna

Georgia

“They are morally bankrupt on just about any democracy issue.”

Alfred

Ohio

“When I look at the GOP as I’ve grown up and the GOP today, I don’t even recognize them.”

Claire

Kentucky

“I will continue to withhold my vote until I see a return, a movement toward coherence, integrity, good faith.”

Martin

Tennessee

“I feel like I’m in limbo right now because we need a two party system, a strong two party system. And we don’t have that right now.”

Kim

Florida

“But the final one that pushed me way over the edge was the January 6th event, which Republicans called it a different event. I call insurrection riot or probably couple other terms”

Mike

Michigan

“I do have a concern that the Republican party has reached a point where it no longer fully reflects the principles and values that made it in line with my feelings.”

Doug

Ohio

“This party’s no longer looking for solutions. It’s looking for only what drives them to power using anger and misinformation and lies to get what they want.”

Baoky

Georgia

“I’m very disappointed about where the party has been going.”

Eliza

Florida

“I’m especially concerned about those who want to use their religious beliefs in making decisions for all of us, they want to dismantle the separation of church and state.”

Joan

Ohio

“The cult of Trump is the new norm, and I think that’s disastrous.”

Greg

Florida

“January 6th was definitely my breaking point… I lost friends over it.”

Donna

Pennsylvania

“They don’t deserve to have power. They’ve given up. They’ve given up on their values.”

Jon

Florida

“It’s become such a party of extremism. Whatever little heart they had is now like a little black dot. It’s completely gone.”

Kimberly

Florida

“Trump’s refusal to concede and the insurrection of January 6 truly broke me.”

Tim

Pennsylvania

“Anthony Gonzalez…I thought he was a great guy, and he did vote to impeach Trump based on that insurrection.”

Vaughn

Ohio

“The Republican party that I joined was interested in promoting democracy and ensuring international cooperation and fiscally conservative.”

Andrea

Pennsylvania

“Trump is bad. We don’t need a narcissistic dictator as our leader. We need someone who stands up for what is right for our country, what is right for our constitution.”

Ted

Tennessee

“I hear some say about Donald Trump, ‘I don’t particularly care for the man, but I like many of the things that he does.’ And my answer to that is since when can you separate the cancer that is Donald Trump from the body of his politics and actions? And I would say you can’t.”

Roger

Utah

“Can smart and good people be duped? Yes, we are watching in real time.”

Julie

Colorado

“The Republican party became the party of Trumpism…It is no longer the party of principle.”

Gregory

New Jersey

“The Republican Party has gone off on the wrong track.”

Bill

Kentucky

“But I’m not a Republican if Trump and his group represent what the Republican party is.

Ted

South Carolina

“There’s an old saying in ethics that a good man can be a bad leader, but a bad man can never be a good leader. Our former president indeed was a bad man.”

Mike

Alabama

“Being anti treason does not make you any less of a conservative.”

Cassidy

Nevada

“There need to be more people that want to challenge [Trump] and his hold on the party.”

Patrick

Pennsylvania

“He’s guilty of insurrection…I believe that every sane human being should start putting pressure on the DOJ for something to happen for that.”

Bill

Florida

“When it comes to our democratic way of government, we definitely need a very strong two-party system. And right now the GOP is just completely off the tracks.”p

Roland

Pennsylvania

“Everybody that doesn’t support you, you say they’re the enemy of the people. And he says that news medias are the enemy of people, except for Fox News, and Breitbart, and OAN.”

James

Georgia

“You know, supposedly the Republican party is supposed to be for the rights of the people. Mastriano’s attendance at the January 6th rally is just completely inappropriate…he is not a Republican.”

Jay

Pennsylvania

“The modern Republican party, that is that since Trump, just does not speak at all to me.”

Timothy

Pennsylvania

“Right now I’m choosing to fight back because this party is what I believe in this party is what I feel like I belong to when it comes to my core values, when it comes to bipartisanship, when it comes to coming together as a people, when it comes to the importance of a two party system in this country, And all I have to ask you guys is what will you do?”

Miguel

Texas

“I don’t agree with every policy president Bush, Obama and Biden enacted, but I do believe that these men were the right people at the right time…

I have never had that comfort with Trump.”

Jose

California

“In 2016, I realized I had reached the end of my ability to continue supporting the Republican candidate”

Steve

California

“I won’t vote for another Republican until they change and become a party of the people instead of a party of power and money.”

Judie

Indiana

“I think the Republican Party today has lost its way.”

Ahsaf

California

“If Trump had his way, he would get total control of the government, and you better do what he tells you or he’d make sure you were punished for it. And he doesn’t believe in democracy. He believes in Trump.”

John

Tennessee

“I don’t currently see a place for me in the current Republican party. I grew up in a red state. I was raised to vote Republican. Um, I was even raised Christian. I am no longer any of the above.”

Ashley

Tennessee

“The right to vote is our most sacred and basic foundation as Americans.”

Scott

North Carolina

“I am a former Republican. I was a very proud Republican. It’s a scary place right now.”

Cathe

Pennsylvania

“Well, it wasn’t fraud. They counted the votes. He had less; he lost. That’s called a democracy.”

Renee

Texas

“I couldn’t be a part of that.”

Chris

California

“I think that Jesus Christ is the example and we see how he lived, how he died and how he conquered all of that evil by being who he was and doing the things that he did. And I think as Christians, we have to follow that lead, not Donald Trump’s.”

Vern

Michigan

“I am probably a moderate conservative, and they have swung way off to the right.”

Jim

Colorado

“I just said ‘man, that guy’s not good for the country.'”

Bill

Arizona

“The straw that broke the camel’s back for me, it was the election of Donald Trump”

Robert

Florida

“We were the leader of democracy. Second to none. We dictated what was happening and we were well-respected throughout the world. Then it all fell apart with the election of Donald Trump.”

Cliff

Pennsylvania

“I have no affiliation now with the Republican party. They are just conspiracy minded kooks.”

Wendy

Pennsylvania

“A party that claims to be for law and order capitulated in a cowardly way.”

Joseph

Pennsylvania

“What I see now is a party that really is forcing this more focused on driving division between Americans..”

Steven

Pennsylvania

“I’m not ever gonna vote for Donald Trump. I don’t care who else is running. Ever.”

Fran

Texas

“Get back to the basic core values of the party.”

Lans

Nevada

“The final straw for me for leaving the Republican Party was January 6.”

Bill

Nevada

“It’s just about looking extreme so that you’ll get voted in.”

Lisa

Nevada

“I believe strongly in two fundamental principles: freedom and accountability. I was raised that way.”

Rauer

California

“We have become deaf to any other outside view. And I don’t see how a political party can function that way.”

Scott

New York

“The Republican party that I knew for 50 years – I don’t know where it is anymore.”

Mike

Michigan

“Liz Cheney… I am a fan of her. I’m a fan of Kinzinger.”

Chris

Pennsylvania

“That guy doesn’t represent Republicanism at all.”

Ryan

Virginia

“You guys have made a very big mistake showing any kinds of sympathy towards Donald Trump. He’s nothing but a traitor.”

Dave

Ohio

“They don’t care about you. They don’t care about our party. And they certainly do not care about America.”

Jeff

California

“I’m a United States Marine core vet and consider myself, I guess, politically homeless been thrown out of the party. Not because my views have changed, not because I no longer believe in the rule of law are fiscal responsibility or small government, cause I don’t kiss the ring.”

Jim

Maryland

“When I first found out he was thinking about running, I just, I couldn’t believe it. And I think he’s a terrible human being.”

George

Ohio

“I couldn’t vote for Trump and I was a pastor of Hispanic church, the way he viewed Hispanics and, that, that slogan, you know, who will built the wall, Mexico, et cetera. I think that was very insulting to Mexicans and it didn’t accomplish anything”

Bill

Georgia

“I mourn for the Republican Party. It’s dead and it’s not coming back.”

Robert

Iowa

“I remember when Republicans used to stand for individual responsibility. For limited government. Now he wants to have a state government that’s gonna control the lives of people to a degree that, that I don’t know how you can justify.”

Dave

Pennsylvania

“They’re selfish, self-centered, and it’s all about their right.”

Cheryl

Arizona

“I felt that my vote for Trump in 2016 had contributed to the problems that we were seeing in the pandemic and in the country.”

Nancy

Oklahoma

“Anything that I can do to not have Trump or his sycophants in power is the best thing that I can do for this country.”

Tom

Ohio

“I think that what Trump did in the fall of 2020 and January 6th, those two things are unforgivable.”

Scott

Ohio

“This evil phenomenon, I hope is temporary.”

David

Colorado

“I saw that the Republican Party had shifted pretty far right in the 21st century. And then obviously it hit a new low with Trump.”

Pete

Ohio

“The GOP started turning too far right as far as I’m concerned, as soon as Donald Trump started running.”

Jean

Georgia

“If the pandemic proved anything, it’s not always great to have a bunch of rookies and outsiders in it.”

Mike

Ohio

“I’ve often said patriotism, you know, requires so much more than wearing a cheap red cap.”

Baoky

Georgia

“The Republican party has become similar to the dictators it used to oppose looking, becoming very anti democratic. The Republican party, for instance now is less interested in controlling spending, but ensuring that spending benefited the privileged few.”

Carl

Michigan

“We actually helped you lose, and we will continue to do it until you cut this cancer out of the corrupted GOP.”

Eileen

Nevada

“You just watch the capitulation of every single Republican of people who I believed had true stature and, integrity, and they capitulated to Trump. And so at that point it’s like, this is not salvageable.”

Deborah

Arizona

“[Liz Cheney] spoke out in our defense when she certainly didn’t have to and it didn’t serve her purposes.”

Tim

Wyoming

“And I’m not gonna let a bunch of RINOs drive me out of the party, people who, as far as I can tell, share no values consistent with the history of our party.”

Carl

New York

“God, country, party – party’s last.”

Susan

Wyoming

“There’s a village, and they’re holding the pitch forks, and they’re holding the torches.”

Jim

Ohio

“I believe strongly in what was once the Republican party and am thoroughly disgusted by what is currently described as, or referred to as the Republican party.”

Franklin

Florida

“I just think Donald Trump has destroyed the Republican party and I can no longer support it.”

James

Michigan

“You know, the truth goes a long way, and just repeating a lie over and over does not make it the truth.”

James

Ohio

“I’m afraid he’s gonna run again. That would be horrible for the Republican party.”

Diego

Georgia

“The Republican Party has just swung so far away from those mainstream values.”

Ed

Ohio

“The party is not about one person. It’s about ideals and working together.”

Earl

Ohio

“It made me more afraid for the future of the country rather than my own future as my own life was concerned.”

Addy

Nevada

“I have no idea what’s going on. All I know is I don’t like it.”

Joan

Ohio

“And when Trump was running for office, I left that party. I am now a Democrat and I would never vote again for Republican unless they change an awful lot. “

Melissa

Ohio

“The prosecution or persecution, I guess, would be the word of Liz Cheney and, uh, and Mr. Kinzinger. Is just an embarrassment to the Republican party and not something I choose to be a part of any longer.”

Steve

Michigan

“This populism […] You don’t govern, you just make speeches and get angry.”

Jesse

Ohio

“It’s all about them. It is not about us, and I can’t be a part of that.”

Hyla

Nevada

“I certainly think that the loudest voices in the Republican party are too extreme.”

Doug

Ohio

“A vote for Republican these days seems like a vote to destroy democracy.”

Mark

Georgia

“People that have laid their lives down for the ideals of self-determination and freedom and equality for all and democracy here in America and globally… What Trump and the Republican party has become is just the antithesis to that.”

Scott

North Carolina

“The centrists and the independents —

We’re sitting back going, what the f*** is going on?”

Tony

Arizona

“He is the embodiment of what the founding fathers feared of a demagogue, getting into office and becoming an autocrat.”

Bob

Ohio

“I don’t actually believe there is a Republican party at this point. I think we have a Trump party and like many other Republicans. I consider myself politically homeless.”

Brenda

Georgia

“The extremism brought on by Trump has damaged the party. I am hoping it’s not irreparably, but, it has damaged the party to the point where it’s driven a lot of people away.”

Donna

Georgia

“I never voted for Donald Trump, not even in 2016. Unfortunately I don’t think Donald is, is, has a grip on reality. And unfortunately he’s just had a, a, commanding effect over the party.”

Wood

Georgia

“I was a Republican for 30 some years. I wish I could be again.”

Jon

Arizona

“I became disaffected with the party through the Trump presidency.”

Marie

Florida

“I think that Donald Trump’s MAGA movement making America great again, has done the opposite. It’s made America grow apart.”

Dennis

Ohio

“The current Republican Party has become anti-democracy. They are willing to spread lies and hurt people and terrorize people just to falsely claim that they won an election and I will no longer be a part of it.”

Rebekah

Texas

“January 6th is much worse than Watergate because you have so many more participants.”

Greg

Ohio

“I don’t think it’s a party thing. It’s just Trump himself.”

Wood

Georgia

“I supported most of [Trump’s] policies and thought he had quite a few good ideas, but my God, his personality was so non-presidential and so unprofessional that you couldn’t hardly stand to listen to him talk anymore.”

John

Ohio

“There’s others, like guys like DeSantis coming along, they’re kind of mini-Trumps.”

Kevin

New York

“You’ve got the party, the Republicans, attacking each other, more on the violent right attacking people like Romney, I think he is a fine human being.”

Bob

North Carolina

“Donald Trump did nothing for you. He is not your savior.”

Scarlet

Ohio

“And all they’ve done is put forth absolutely zero policy, other than taking us back. I don’t want the Handmaid’s Tale.”

Ed

Nevada

“I think the people in the Republican party who deny losing the election are a serious threat.”

Jamie

Georgia

“[Kevin McCarthy] doesn’t hold the moral values. He has no integrity.”

Toni

Michigan

“10 years ago, if you had told me that I was planning on voting Democrat straight ticket […] I would’ve said you’re crazy.”

Brett

Florida

“I don’t like where instead of looking at the problem and realizing that we’re all in this together, we cause divisions that are unnecessary.”

Rev

Michigan

“The Republican party as constituted and implemented today has betrayed the foundations of what a Republic is. Is no longer rule of law. It is a desperate grasp to retain power”

Dave

Michigan

“The cult of Donald Trump makes all of this quite disgusting, and I think anyone with the moral compass who is not concerned only about themselves, could not help but come to that same conclusion.”

Blaine

Michigan

“I have to say I was extremely scared on that day when everything was going down at the Capitol, that something bad was gonna happen, and we would end up in a civil war because Donald Trump declared himself the forever president.”

Julie

Arizona

“It’s just the conspiracy theories that I just didn’t wanna be associated with”

John

Arizona

“I left the GOP because I felt like it became a party of hate. The extremism brought on by Trump has divided our country.”

Diana

Michigan

“On January 6th, I felt embarrassed not only to be a Republican, but to be an American.”

Jason

Michigan

“It feels as though [the Republican Party] is being led down a […] damn near dictatorship.”

Cedar

Michigan

“When you say the election is rigged. That is an extraordinary claim and it requires extraordinary evidence because the damaging nature to our democratic Republic is immense.”

Jim

Arizona

“When Donald Trump was elected, I thought that Pandora’s box had been opened and that we were never going to see our country in the same light that we had.”

Elizabeth

Arizona

“Extremism is doing so much damage to the country.”

Joe

Wisconsin

“Anybody cozying up to Trump is not gonna have my vote in 2022.”

Judy

Texas

“The extremism due to Donald Trump has twisted the party in directions that I cannot believe the Republican Party could go.”

Curtis

Wisconsin

“One of the reasons I’ve become a former Republican is because I really don’t see the Republican Party representing my interests or the interests of all Americans.”

Margaret

Michigan

“The Republican Party is hung up on riling up everybody’s emotions to win elections.”

Doug

Michigan

“I really feel like the party had left me, violently and extremely.”

Roy

Michigan

“I feel like our party was stolen. I want it back.”

Susan

Wisconsin

“[Trump] just revealed who he really is after the election in 2020”

Mark

Michigan

“We need to get past this era of extremists.”

Brian

Pennsylvania

“It’s not the party of personal responsibility, is not the party of character matters.”

Andrew

Wisconsin

“There’s no basis for the big steal of the election. All the various lawsuits have been tossed out for lack of evidence.”

Keith

Arizona

“The effort to overthrow our government, that, that culminated in January 6th. Is the most serious threat facing our democracy.”

Laura

Wisconsin

“These Trump endorsed candidates are scary. Mainly because they seem to be more antisemitic, anti-minority. I wouldn’t vote for anybody that Trump would endorse”.

Jim

Wisconsin

“It seems to have been taken hostage by extreme right wingers.”

James

Arizona

“Judge Luttig commented on him, as posing a grave threat to our democracy. I think that’s what we’re facing here. What’s gonna happen to democracy in America”

John

California

“Shortly after Trump took office, I witnessed him making fun of a disabled person…I regretted my vote right away.”

Heather

South Carolina

“In part, I judge a candidate by the company they keep. Republicans don’t look good.”

Mark

Wisconsin

“I’m not a Republican anymore because it seems that the only real conservative principle now is owning the libs.”

Lara

Texas

“I really despise Donald Trump , and I think he is a danger to this country, and I think another presidency would be the kiss of death.”

Susan

Kentucky

“Sometimes we lose. Sometimes we win. But creating a false universe where you believe that Donald Trump won the election does not change reality.”

DG

New Jersey

“Trump is ruining the Republican Party. He lost the House, the Senate and the Presidency. He is a loser and we should not be backing a loser.”

Avis

Arizona

“As long as Trump is in the picture, I’m still going to unite around whatever or whoever opposes him.”

Brian

Texas

“It wasn’t an easy decision to break with the party. [….] But I don’t regret it one bit.”

Jennifer

Texas

“Honor means respecting the rule of law. Honor means doing right by your neighbors. Honor means doing right by the country. Honor means upholding the Constitution of the United States.”

John

New Mexico

“I hold him responsible for the election of Joe Biden, who I do not support.”

Dugald

Texas

“The simple vote to certify the election in January 2021, when hundreds of Republicans voted against certifying, you know, my vote. That really threw me.”

Erin

Texas
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