Former Republican Congresswoman Susan Molinari Kneels Before Joe Biden and Blasts President Trump at DNC Speech
On August 17, 2020, former congresswoman Susan Molinari gave a 30-second statement during the Democrat National Convention bashing President Donald Trump and backing Joe Biden’s presidential bid.
“I’ve known Donald Trump for most of my political career,” Molinari said at the start of the video clip.
“So disappointing, and lately so disturbing,” she added.
Due to the Wuhan virus pandemic, the convention is being held remotely.
Molinari boasted about how she knows Biden personally and how she has collaborated with him on women’s’ issues, with particular emphasis on women in business and violence against women.
She said that she’s proud to call Biden a friend and supports him in the 2020 presidential election.
“He’s a really good man and exactly what this nation needs at this time,” she stated.
Ever since she left her congressional spot in 1997 for a stint in the media, Molinari has kept a relatively low profile as far as politics is concerned.
Since leaving politics, she has endorsed Republican presidential candidates such as George W. Bush and Mitt Romney.
Most of her political work since leaving Congress has consisted of consulting and lobbying.
She founded Susan Molinari Strategies LLC, a consulting firm. In addition, she worked previously at Bracewell and Giuliani LLP and was also chair and CEO of the Washington Group.
One Twitter user pointed out Molinari’s background as lobbyist. David Dayen, the Executive Editor of The American Prospect, tweeted “The former Republican Congressmember endorsing Biden, and speaking tonight at the convention, is Susan Molinari, who was Google’s top lobbyist in DC for several years.”
The former Republican Congressmember endorsing Biden, and speaking tonight at the convention, is Susan Molinari, who was Google's top lobbyist in DC for several years.
— David Dayen (@ddayen) August 17, 2020
During 2012 to 2018, she was vice president for public policy for Google, where she served as the company’s main lobbyist.
Molinari joined APCO Worldwide back in October 2019. APCO Worldwide used to work alongside the Chinese tech company Huawei. The two broke ties last year amid pressure from the Trump administration to crack down on the Chinese company due to its alleged ties to the Chinese Communist Party.
Molinari spoke alongside other Republicans such as former Ohio Governor John Kasich and former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman during the “We The People Putting Country Over Party” segment.
Several establishment Republicans have endorsed Biden. These include former Secretary of State Colin Powell and failed White House communication director Anthony Scaramucci, who only lasted two weeks in the Trump administration.