Michigan GOP Executive Director Jason Cabel Roe has tendered his resignation after suffering intense backlash over his stance on the 2020 presidential election according to The Washington Examiner.
Roe who took on the role in February of this year, has been vocal about his opinion that the election was not stolen from former President Donald Trump, which has caused him to have a popularity crisis among his fellow Republicans.
The executive director announced his resignation on Wednesday after months of criticism from figures within the GOP as well as the former president himself.
“I have resigned my position as executive director and the reasons will remain between me and Chairman [Ron] Weiser,” Roe said in an email to the Washington Examiner. “We’ve built an amazing team and I know they will be very successful in 2022. I look forward to helping any way I can.”
Roe has been a frequent critic of the former president, even telling Politico late in 2020 that Trump”retains a hold that is forcing party leaders to continue down the path of executing his fantasy of overturning the outcome — at their own expense.”
“Frankly, continuing to humor him merely excuses his role in this. The election wasn’t stolen. He blew it. Up until the final two weeks, he seemingly did everything possible to lose,” he continued. “Given how close it was, there is no one to blame but Trump.”
Unfortunately for Roe, he picked a powerful enemy, considering the incredible respect that most Republicans still have for the former president. Much of the attention given to Trump by Republican voters is partially due to the belief that he should still be in the Oval Office.
Trump has been viewed as continuing to the the leader of the Republican Party, despite not actually being an elected official or working in politics. He has, however, continued his public presence, even speaking for Republican candidates.
Roe may well have solicited the kiss of death to his Republican political career, pitting himself against the former president, and his ostriciation from Michigan Republicans is just one indication of the mess he seem to have made for himself.