On Thursday, a former Trump administration official stated that the Republican party was the most serious national security threat to the US. The party’s rank and file lawmakers continue to support Donald Trump’s false claims of election fraud which incited the Jan. 6 rebellion. They also use this as an excuse to impose voting restrictions

“I have spent my entire career not as a political operative. Other than my campaign against Trump, I have never worked on any campaign. I am a national security guy. I have worked in national security against ISIS and al Qaeda,” Miles Taylor, a former Homeland Security official said during an appearance on MSNBC’s The Reid Out.

“The Republican Party is the greatest national security threat to democracy in this country that I have ever seen.” Taylor said that it is the United States’ number one security national security risk.

Former Homeland Security official was a vocal critic of Trump’s influence in the GOP. Taylor launched an anti-Trump GOP group and endorsed President Joe Biden during the 2020 campaign season, and in October was revealed as the anonymous author of a 2018 New York Times op-ed article that said there was a “resistance” in the Trump administration. Taylor founded an anti-Trump GOP organization and endorsed President Joe Biden during 2020 campaign season. In October, was revealed as the anonymous author in a 2018 New York Times article that claimed there was a “resistance” in Trump’s administration.

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Trump may not be in the White House anymore, but he still holds unparalleled authority within the Republican party. Taylor warned Americans on Thursday that he is concerned about the country’s future if this trend continues.