A former Vice-Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Trump has endorsed Joe Biden for president.
According to The Daily Caller:
Paul Selva and 488 “national security leaders” endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 election Thursday morning.
Selva was nominated to serve as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff by former President Barack Obama in 2015, and President Donald Trump nominated to serve a second term in 2017. He retired in August of 2019.
“We are Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. We love our country,” the group wrote in an “Open Letter To America,” published Thursday. “Unfortunately, we also fear for it. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven America needs principled, wise, and responsible leadership. America needs a President who understands, as President Harry S. Truman said, that ‘the buck stops here.’”
“The current President has demonstrated he is not equal to the enormous responsibilities of his office; he cannot rise to meet challenges large or small,” they closed, claiming that “Joe Biden has the character, principles, wisdom, and leadership necessary to address a world on fire.”
This follows the endorsements of Biden from other former members of the Trump administration who have outed themselves.