EX-TRUMP legal adviser Jenna Ellis has quit the Republican Party in a row over support for the former US President.
She announced her shock departure during a live TV speech on Real America's Voice.
Who is Jenna Ellis?
Jenna Ellis, 36, is known for her work with former President Donald Trump as a legal adviser.
The American lawyer is known for her work as a member of Trump’s 2020 campaign.
She was formerly a district attorney in Colorado and an assistant professor of legal studies at Colorado Christian University.
Ellis self-published a book in 2015 called The Legal Basis for Moral Constitution, which argues that the Bible is the only way to interpret the Constitution of the United States.
Since 2018, she classified herself as a “constitutional law attorney,” however, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal reported that she did not have the proper experience or background to have this title.
In 2015 and early 2016, Ellis was a critic of Trump and his supporters until he became the Republican nominee for president.
Yahoo! News explains that she "has flip-flopped on her view of Mr Trump, reportedly previously calling him an 'idiot' and a 'bully' and posting on social media that his 'supporters don’t care about facts or logic. They aren’t seeking truth'."
In 2019, Trump hired Ellis as a senior legal adviser but in 2020 he announced that she was part of the legal team that was seeking to overturn President Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory.
Ellis falsely claimed that Trump was the winner of the election and met with lawmakers in several states to play around with pro-Biden presidential electors.
She was previously married to David Rives, a TV host and podcaster.
Why has Jenna Ellis quit the Republican Party?
Ellis’s political stance has been in question after an email was disclosed criticizing her efforts during the 2020 Presidential Election.
After an email from a top Republican National Committee lawyer showed disapproval of Ellis’s efforts to change the November election results, she declared her protest by quitting the Republican Party.
The announcement was made on Real America’s Voice where Ellis urged RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and other members to immediately resign for a fresh start and explained she would not return unless they did.
Ellis also claimed that “the Trump team never saw a dime” from their efforts in November and December 2020 when election challenges were going on and millions were raised.
She announced on air: “All of them, including Ronna McDaniel, should resign now. Until they do, as of today, I am resigning from the party.
"I am changing my voter registration and I am no longer a Republican until the party decides that it wants to be conservative again … a compromised, corrupted majority is not a majority worth being a part of.”
"I am leaving the Republican Party until the Republican Party comes back home to conservatives," Ellis said during an follow-up appearance on Newsmax.
Ex-Republican and Trump supporter David Weissman responded: “I quite frankly don’t give a damn that Jenna Ellis left the Republican Party.
"I will always see her as a traitor to the rule of law."
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