Read time: 1 minute

Hispanic RNC Official Quits Over Trump

Ruth Guerra leaves her position leading Hispanic Outreach for the RNC.
Views:

We are resisting making any "Hasta la Vista" jokes, but really.

The New York Times reports this morning that Ruth Guerra, the...no, really...head of Hispanic Media Relations for the Republican National Committee, has resigned over disagreement with her party's presumptive nominee for President of the United States.

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.

Ruth Guerra, who is of Mexican descent and was in charge of carrying the party’s message to Hispanic voters, ... 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.

Another not good day at RNC Headquarters. Did anyone else see that empty tequila bottle on Reince Priebus's desk before open of business this morning? I'd be drinking, too.


Comments

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.