Jenna Ellis, a senior legal adviser to former President Donald Trump, announced on Monday she is leaving the Republican Party after the release of an email from a Republican National Committee lawyer criticizing her 2020 election fraud challenge.
“I am leaving the Republican Party until the Republican Party comes back home to conservatives,” Ellis said on Newsmax, on which she serves as a contributor.
— Newsmax (@newsmax) July 13, 2021
“I led the RNC legal team in over 55 lawsuits on behalf of the President’s reelection, winning a majority of them, including the only successful post-election lawsuit. Any suggestion that I did not support President Trump or do everything in my power to support the RNC’s efforts to reelect President Trump is false,” Riemer said in a statement.
“I will say publicly now what I then said privately: I take issue with individuals who brought lawsuits that did not serve President Trump well and did not give him the best chance in court.”
During her segment on “Real America’s Voice,” Ellis added, “Even if I stand alone for the Truth, I will stand for the Truth.”
BREAKING: @JennaEllisEsq announces she is leaving the Republican Party.
“Even if I stand alone for the Truth, I will stand for the Truth.” – Jenna Ellis
— Real America’s Voice (RAV) (@RealAmVoice) July 12, 2021
The change comes as big news to many conservatives who have viewed Ellis as courageous for her legal battle with Trump following the 2020 election. It will be interesting to see how her change resonates with others throughout the Republican Party as they seek an advantage in the 2022 midterm elections.