Former chairman of the Republican National Committee Michael Steel has officially joined the anti-Trump group, “The Lincoln Project.”
Steele has been a regular critic of President Trump on MSNBC.
According to Fox News:
The first Black chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele, is joining the anti-Trump group Lincoln Project, which endorses Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and is working to oust the president’s supporters in Congress.
“The chair behind the Resolute Desk has always been bigger than any political party,” Steele said in a statement Monday. “Sadly, we have witnessed its occupant devolve into preying upon fears and resentments with narcissism that nurtures only chaos and confusion.”
Steele will assume the role of senior adviser to the group, led by current and former establishment Republicans. The Lincoln Project, which claims former President Abraham Lincoln as its inspiration, has skewered Trump on social media and in ad campaigns including “Mourning in America,” a riff on former President Ronald Reagan’s popular 1984 reelection spot “Morning in America.”
Steele made history as the first Black person to be elected to statewide office in Maryland, where he served as lieutenant governor from 2003 to 2007, and led the RNC from 2009 to 2011. That period included the Tea Party wave of 2010 when the GOP won back the House in a landslide victory.
Steele’s entrance into the group follows Trump critic George Conway. Conway’s departure comes as his wife, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway announced her departure from the Trump administration.
The Conway’s are reportedly taking time to address mounting family issues.