According to a report by Newsweek on Sunday, December 31, 2022. Three former Donald Trump staffers have come forward with dire concerns about the possibility of a second term for the former president.
Alyssa Farah Griffin, former White House communications director, Sarah Matthews, former White House deputy press secretary, and Cassidy Hutchinson, former White House aide, spoke out on Sunday, expressing their apprehensions about the potential consequences of another Trump presidency.
These three individuals, who have been vocal critics of Trump since the aftermath of the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, addressed their concerns during a joint statement.
Matthews and Hutchinson, who testified before the House January 6 committee last year, shared their recollections of the events that unfolded on that fateful day.
Matthews resigned within hours of the Capitol attack, while Griffin and Hutchinson had already left their positions in 2020.
During the joint statement, Griffin emphasized the gravity of her concerns about the prospect of a second Trump term.
“Fundamentally, a second Trump term could mean the end of American democracy as we know it, and I don’t say that lightly”, Griffin stated.
She went on to state the unprecedented actions taken by Trump to contest the 2020 election results, describing them as attempts to “steal a democratic election” and noting his willingness to break constitutional barriers to gain and retain power.
“We all witnessed him trying to steal a democratic election before and going to historic and unconstitutional lengths to do so”, Griffin remarked.
“That just shows he is willing to break every barrier to get into power and to stay in power, but I’m also very concerned about what the term would look like”.
These former staffers are not alone in their concerns, as many Americans continue to grapple with the aftermath of the tumultuous events surrounding the 2020 election and the Capitol attack.
The House January 6 committee, which investigated the assault on the Capitol, has been at the forefront of uncovering the details of that day and assessing the role played by key figures, including former President Trump.
The testimony of Matthews and Hutchinson before the committee shed light on the internal dynamics within the Trump administration leading up to the Capitol attack