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Ex-Pence aide issues chilling warning on Trump reelection

A former senior aide to Vice President Mike Pence who’s come out against President Donald Trump’s reelection issued a stark warning on what could happen to the country if he wins another term.

“We will no longer be America after four more years of Trump,” warned Olivia Troye in a new ad from Republican Voters Against Trump, an anti-Trump GOP group.

She pointed to Trump’s decision in June to forcefully clear peaceful protesters out of a park across from the White House so he could have a photo op outside a nearby church. 

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“As a person of faith, it was a really dark moment,” said Troye, who served as homeland security, counterterrorism and coronavirus adviser to Pence for two years and was involved in the coronavirus task force from February through July.

Troye, who has said she is voting for former Vice President Joe Biden, urged others from the White House to join her in condemning the president.

“I would say to my colleagues: If you’re gonna speak out, right now is when it matters most,” she said. “Given where we are as a country, now is a time to tell the truth.” 

Republican Voters Against Trump said the video will be featured in a new six-figure digital ad campaign, while a second ad featuring Troye will be marketed toward the battleground states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Florida:

“Olivia Troye supported the president and was in the room working to advance his agenda,” Sarah Longwell, the organization’s strategic director, said in a news release. “The things she saw are terrifying.” 

Republican Voters Against Trump has been highlighting the voices of rank-and-file party members disenchanted with the president who are now vowing to vote for Biden. 

But they’ve also brought out some high-profile voices against the president from within his own administration. In addition to Troye, Miles Taylor ― the former chief of staff of the Department of Homeland Security under Trump ― and Elizabeth Neumann, a former high-ranking official in the Department of Homeland Security, have come out against Trump in videos for the organization.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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