White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump has officially switched parties.
The first daughter described herself as a “proud Trump Republican” in an interview with The New York Times.
In what has been a remarkable 180-degree political transformation from when she was a Democratic donor years ago, her status as a “card-carrying member of her father’s ‘Make America Great Again’ coalition is now complete,” writes Annie Karni and Maggie Haberman for the Times in an article.
Ivanka Trump said she missed the deadline back in 2016 to change her information.
She told the Times that she decided to switch her voter registration to Republican from Democrat so she could vote for her father in New York’s GOP primary.
She officially made the switch on October 22, 2018, the Times reported.
“I am a proud Trump Republican,” she told the outlet in a Monday interview. “I believe he’s broadened the reach of the Republican Party, which is really important to me.”
Describing her political shift, Trump said she wasn’t “going to speculate” on other people’s projections of her: “In areas outside of my portfolio, I tend to agree more with the more conservative viewpoint more often than where the Democrats are today. No one person or party has a monopoly on good ideas.”
Ms. Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, also recently registered as a Republican, telling reporters at a campaign briefing that he thinks the party “is growing now that people like me feel comfortable being part of it.”
Karni and Haberman report that the Democrats’ push for impeachment gradually led to a more “aggressive and raw” online persona for the first daughter.
After nearly five months of sham hearings, bogus allegations, and still no evidence Trump did anything wrong, the impeachment witch hunt ended a month ago.
The Republican-controlled Senate voted to officially acquit the president on both articles of impeachment.
Regarding the first article of impeachment, “abuse of power,” 52 voted “not guilty” and 48 voted “guilty.”
52 Republicans voted to acquit the president, with GOP Sen. Mitt Romney and all 47 Senate Democrats voting to convict the president.
Romney was the only Republican to vote against the president.
The vote on the second article of impeachment, “obstruction of Congress,” concluded with 53 voting “not guilty” and 47 voting “guilty.”
All 53 Republicans voted to acquit the president and all 47 Senate Democrats voted to convict the president.
Romney sided with Republicans to acquit the president on the charge of obstruction of Congress.
The president was acquitted of both impeachment charges — and is heading into November with more momentum and an even more fired up base.