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Lincoln Project Co-Founder Blames Trump For Country's "Rapid, Precipitous Decline"

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"Over the years, you've seen the Republican party evaporate into nothingness. It's not for anything. It's against things that it shouldn't be against," says former Republican Steve Schmidt.

In response to President Trump's actions in office, Schmidt left the party and co-founded the Lincoln Project for disaffected Republicans. The goal of the political action committee is to prevent President Trump's reelection.

Steve Schmidt will join other founders of the Lincoln Project in a virtual event with American Public Square on Tuesday, October 13th at 6:30pm. More information can be found online here.

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