Former Donald Trump attorney Jenna Ellis, currently facing criminal charges related to alleged attempts to subvert the election in Georgia, has publicly announced her decision not to vote for the former president in future elections. Ellis cited Trump’s “malignant narcissistic tendency” and his reluctance to admit errors as the basis for her choice.
Ellis conveyed these sentiments during her appearance on American Family Radio, a right-wing evangelical network affiliated with the American Family Association, a nonprofit organization deeply involved in cultural and political matters.
She is among the 18 Trump associates facing charges in Georgia for their alleged roles in efforts to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in the state. Ellis herself faces charges of violating state anti-racketeering laws and solicitation of violation of an oath by a public officer. She pleaded not guilty and was granted bail of $100,000.
”I SIMPLY CAN’T SUPPORT HIM FOR ELECTED OFFICE AGAIN,” ELLIS SAID. “WHY I HAVE CHOSEN TO DISTANCE IS BECAUSE OF THAT FRANKLY MALIGNANT NARCISSISTIC TENDENCY TO SIMPLY SAY THAT HE’S NEVER DONE ANYTHING WRONG.”
Donald Trump, who also faces numerous legal challenges, including federal charges related to election subversion, currently maintains a substantial lead in polling for the 2024 Republican presidential primary.
Jenna Ellis, formerly associated with the conservative Catholic group Thomas More Society, gained prominence in 2020 as part of what she termed an “elite strike force team” striving to overturn Trump’s electoral defeat. Her endeavors, however, did not yield the desired results.
During her recent radio show appearance, Ellis discussed her reservations about Trump’s unwillingness to acknowledge wrongdoing and the cult-like adoration of some of his supporters. She stressed the significance of voters, particularly conservatives and Christians, prioritizing constitutional principles and the nation’s welfare over their loyalty to a political figure.
Ellis’s decision to distance herself from supporting Trump for future elected office underscores the fractures within the Republican Party, where Trump continues to wield substantial influence despite facing a slew of legal challenges and criticism from some former allies.
“BEFORE THAT MAN [TRUMP] NEEDS TO BE PRESIDENT AGAIN … [TO] ESCAPE THE QUOTE-UNQUOTE, ‘WITCH-HUNTS’, THAT MAN NEEDS JESUS AGAIN BECAUSE … HIS AMBITIONS WOULD BE FUELED BY SHOWING SOME SELF-AWARENESS. AND HE WON’T DO IT BECAUSE HE CAN’T ADMIT, ‘I’M NOT GOD.’”
ELLIS SAID DEACE HAD “PERFECTLY ARTICULATED EXACTLY HOW I AS A VOTER FEEL”. SHE KNEW TRUMP WELL “AS A FRIEND, AS A FORMER BOSS”, SHE SAID, ADDING: “I HAVE GREAT LOVE AND RESPECT FOR HIM PERSONALLY.
“BUT EVERYTHING THAT YOU JUST SAID RESONATES WITH ME AS EXACTLY WHY I SIMPLY CAN’T SUPPORT HIM FOR ELECTED OFFICE AGAIN. WHY I HAVE CHOSEN TO DISTANCE IS BECAUSE OF THAT, FRANKLY, MALIGNANT NARCISSISTIC TENDENCY TO SIMPLY SAY THAT HE’S NEVER DONE ANYTHING WRONG.
“AND THE TOTAL IDOLATRY THAT I’M SEEING FROM SOME OF THE SUPPORTERS THAT ARE UNWILLING TO PUT THE CONSTITUTION AND THE COUNTRY AND THE CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPLES ABOVE THEIR LOVE FOR A STAR IS REALLY TROUBLING.
“AND I THINK THAT WE DO NEED TO, AS AMERICANS AND AS CONSERVATIVES AND PARTICULARLY AS CHRISTIANS, TAKE THIS VERY SERIOUSLY AND UNDERSTAND WHERE ARE WE PUTTING OUR VOTE.”