Some worked with Trump. Others served in Congress. Now, they are sounding the alarm about the dangers of another Trump administration.

From his own vice president and former cabinet officials to sitting members of Congress, these Republicans and former Trump officials are putting country over party this year.

  • “I cannot in good conscience endorse Donald Trump this year.”

    Former Vice President Mike Pence
    March 17, 2024  ·  Quote Source
  • “I’m not going to be endorsing President Trump.”

    Senator Mitt Romney
    December 10, 2023  ·  Quote Source
  • “I don’t intend to support [Trump].”

    Senator Todd Young
    May 11, 2023  ·  Quote Source
  • “I certainly can’t get behind Donald Trump.”

    Senator Lisa Murkowski
    March 21, 2024  ·  Quote Source
  • “I do not at this point [see myself endorsing Trump].”

    Senator Susan Collins
    January 24, 2024  ·  Quote Source
  • “There has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump.”

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney
    August 4, 2022  ·  Quote Source
  • “Trump is not an acceptable alternative. He is not the lesser of two evils. He is a completely unfit man for office. He’s already shown us what he would do, and he can never be near the Oval Office again.”

    Former Representative Liz Cheney
    December 4, 2023  ·  Quote Source
  • “It’s gonna be Biden against Trump. And in that case, there is no question who I would support. I believe in America way more than I believe in the Republican Party.”

    Former Representative Adam Kinzinger
    January 11, 2024  ·  Quote Source
  • “[Trump] has shown himself … to be completely self-centered, completely self-consumed, and doesn’t give a damn about the American people.”

    Former Governor Chris Christie
    June 12, 2023  ·  Quote Source
  • “[Trump] showed that with that kind of disrespect for the military, he’s not qualified to be the president of the United States, because I don’t trust him to protect them.”

    Former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley
    February 12, 2024  ·  Quote Source
  • “I strongly oppose Trump for the nomination and will not endorse Trump.”

    Former Attorney General Bill Barr
    July 30, 2023  ·  Quote Source
  • “[Trump is] a person that has nothing but contempt for our democratic institutions, our Constitution, and the rule of law.”

    Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly
    October 3, 2023  ·  Quote Source
  • “We don’t take an oath to a king or a queen or to a tyrant or a dictator. And we don’t take an oath to a wannabe dictator.”

    Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley
    September 27, 2023  ·  Quote Source
  • “I believe that he’s a threat to democracy…There’s no way I’ll vote for Trump.”

    Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper
    March 29, 2024  ·  Quote Source
  • “Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us.”

    Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis
    June 3, 2020  ·  Quote Source
  • “We’re in a worse place today than we were before he [Trump] came in.”

    Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
    January 11, 2021  ·  Quote Source
  • “Donald Trump is unfit to be president.”

    Former National Security Advisor John Bolton
    May 17, 2023  ·  Quote Source
  • “We saw the absence of leadership, really anti-leadership, and what that can do to our country.”

    Former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster
    January 17, 2021  ·  Quote Source
  • “[Trump] has very little understanding of what it means to be in the military, to fight ethically or to be governed by a uniform set of rules and practices.”

    Former Navy Secretary Richard Spencer
    November 27, 2019  ·  Quote Source
  • “Fundamentally, a second Trump term could mean the end of American democracy as we know it.”

    Former Director of Strategic Communications Alyssa Farah Griffin
    December 31, 2023  ·  Quote Source
  • “I’ve never voted for a Democrat in my life, but I think that in this next election, I would put policy aside and choose democracy.”

    Former Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Matthews
    December 31, 2023  ·  Quote Source
  • “I do not want him to be our president again.”

    Former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham
    October 4, 2021  ·  Quote Source
  • “We have to hire an institutionalist in 2024 and preserve and expand the system of American democracy. Mr. Trump does not want to do that.”

    Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci
    January 15, 2024  ·  Quote Source
  • “This was the first time in American history that a president unconstitutionally tried to remain in power illegally.”

    Former Special Counsel Ty Cobb
    September 9, 2022  ·  Quote Source
  • “I think that Donald Trump is the most grave threat we will face to our democracy in our lifetime, and potentially in American history.”

    Former Special Assistant to the President Cassidy Hutchinson
    September 26, 2023  ·  Quote Source