Amy  /  Vermont

“January 6th had a huge effect on me.”

Video Transcript

“My name is Amy. I live in Vermont, and I supported Trump in 2016. I did not support him in 2020 because in his time in office, although I did appreciate some of his policies, his way of speaking about people, his degrading of women, his degrading of people from other countries, his degrading of the military, our military personnel, his degrading of people with disabilities, was something that I just could not, I just couldn’t get past.

“I am a special educator and I spend my day working with students with disabilities and I got into this profession because I believe that everyone has potential and everyone should have the opportunity to reach their potential. And so when someone who is supposed to be a leader of our country and supposed to be the president for all speaks about and refers to people in ways that are so degrading, it just rubs me the wrong way, and I just cannot support that.

“January 6th had a huge effect on me. I remember very vividly in 2000 when Al Gore graciously stepped away, he lost Florida by, I think it was 500 votes, and the Supreme Court stepped in. If anybody had a bone to pick, it was Al Gore and he was a statesman, and he walked away. He graciously accepted defeat and Donald Trump’s behavior on January 6th was the opposite of that.

“Donald Trump has made it clear that everything is Donald Trump. He is narcissistic. He decries and alleges that Joe Biden has turned the DOJ against him, and then he is a hypocrite and turns right around and promises that he will do the very thing that he is accusing Joe Biden of doing. So he’s a hypocrite. He is just out for himself. I don’t see it any other way.

“It’s absolutely disgusting to me that the Republican party would endorse and would be proposing Donald Trump again as the leader of the party. He is the leader of the Republican Party right now, and it is so embarrassing to me as a lifelong Republican.

“I can’t, I just can’t, I can’t even believe it. It makes me want to walk away. I don’t wanna walk away from the Republican principles, but I don’t have a home. There’s nobody who is speaking for me.”