A board member of the Log Cabin Republicans, a national LGBT organization, resigned Monday after the organization’s recent endorsement of President Trump for re-election.
Jennifer Horn joined the Log Cabin Republicans national board of directors in 2017. She was also the former chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party. The group's website says it represents "LGBT conservatives".
“There is no world where I can sit down at the dining room table and explain to my children that I just endorsed Donald Trump for president,” Horn said, according to the Washington Post. “It is contrary to everything that I have ever taught them about what it means to be a good, decent, principled member of society.”
According to the Post, Horn wrote a letter to LCR chair Robert Kabel and vice-chair Jill Homan, emphasizing the President’s “regular verbal assaults against women, immigrants, elected members of Congress, party members who do not agree with him on policy or principle and his willingness to stoke racial anger and unrest in order to advance his own political ambitions all subvert the founding principles of our great nation.”
The Log Cabin Republicans endorsement comes as a reversal after its board of directors voted against endorsing him in 2016, a year before Horn joined.
Kabel and Homan praised Trump in the op-ed published in the Post for "taking bold actions that benefit the LGBTQ community,” pointing out his desire “to end the spread of HIV/AIDS in 10 years."
Trump on Tuesday told reporters he was “doing well in that community” in response to being asked about the endorsement.
In an email statement obtained by the Post, LCR spokesman Charles T. Moran thanked Horn for her service, writing, “We understand the challenging place this [endorsement] put her in since she recently served as Bill Weld’s campaign manager.”
Horn served as Weld’s campaign manager from April to June. He is currently the only person who has announced a primary challenge to the president.
In a July op-ed for USA TODAY, Horn wrote, "It is not possible to be the party of Trump and the party of Lincoln. If Republicans are ever to have any chance at all of reclaiming our mantle as the party of Lincoln — the party of freedom and unlimited opportunity — we must fully reject the ugly, racist, destructive politics of Donald Trump. Any other path is a complete betrayal of Abraham Lincoln and the great nation he fought to preserve”
Horn is the first Log Cabin Republican to publicly speak out about their public endorsement last week, and is also the first one to publicly announce her resignation.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Jennifer Horn: LGBT group board member resigns after Trump endorsement