Minority staffers are fleeing the Republican National Committee because they feel “uncomfortable” working with the presumptive nominee Donald Trump.
Ruth Guerra, head of RNC Hispanic Media Relations, is the third-highest ranking GOP minority member to resign in a month due to Trump repeatedly attacking the ethnic background of a U.S. District Court Judge and criticizing the first Latina governor in U.S. history, Susana Martinez.
From The New York Times:
The head of Hispanic media relations at the Republican National Committee is resigning this month in what appears to be another indication of the lingering discomfort some party officials have about working to elect Donald J. Trump president.
Ms. Guerra told colleagues this year that she was uncomfortable working for Mr. Trump, according two R.N.C. aides who requested anonymity to speak candidly about the difficulties surrounding the party’s presumptive standard-bearer.
It is relatively rare for party staff members to leave the national committee in the midst of a presidential campaign unless they are going to work directly for the nominee.
Trump’s disparaging comments about Hispanics and Muslims continues to plague the presidential candidate, which includes the description of Latino immigrants as “rapists,”and claiming that the Mexican government was intentionally sending criminals to the US.
From Media Matters:
Guerra’s resignation also comes a month after two high ranking African American’s resigned from the RNC. On March 31 NBC News reported that the RNC’s Director of African American outreach was leaving which was preceded by the resignation of the RNC’s Communications Director of Black Media.