Brett  /  Florida

“He doesn’t deserve to be anywhere near office. He scares me and I actually fear for our democracy.”

Video Transcript

“Hi, my name is Brett. I live in Florida now and I did vote for Donald Trump twice, both in 2016 and 2020. After that 2020 election and I heard that call that he made to Brad Raffensperger and leaned on Raffensperger to get him 11,780 votes so he could swing the stake to him, he lost me. Absolutely lost me. I saw that as treason basically and I will never vote for that guy. He doesn’t deserve to be anywhere near office. He scares me and I actually fear for our democracy. This year I’ll be voting for Joe Biden. Even if I have to stand in line all day in the middle of a hurricane in Florida, I’m gonna vote for Joe Biden.

“When did Donald fall for my favor, I guess is a good question, and that would’ve been January the 3rd, I think that is, this is before the 6th of January. When it came out and the news broke of a recorded call that he had made to Brad Raffensberger, the Secretary of State of Georgia and he was leaning on Raffensberger, and I heard this with my own ears, trying to get him to find him, quote, 11,780 votes, which is what he needed to win that state. As soon as I heard that, I said, this guy just crossed the line. I said, this guy is strong arming. He’s using the weight of the office of the President of the United States to try to come down on this guy Raffensberger. I have since listened to that entire hour of that call and it was even worse when I listened to the whole call because he threatened him, not so thinly veiled, several times. Not personally threatening, but his career, his advancement as a Republican. So that was it.

“I served in the military as an officer in the United States Air Force when I was commissioned on 22 December, 1982. I raised my right hand and I pledged an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Trump swore that same oath and that day he broke his oath to me. So I was done with him at that point. There’s nothing worse than trying to overturn an election. So January 6th, yeah that was horrible, but I had already turned on him by then, by January 6th.

“So if I were talking to someone and they’re sitting on the fence, “Should I vote for Biden? Should I vote for Trump? I can’t see myself voting for Biden. He’s too old. I don’t like his policies.” I get all that and I’m with you. I feel the same way, except I value democracy and this country and our form of government more than anything else. I am willing, as a conservative, to have my taxes raised so that we keep our government. That’s how important this is to me.”