Jenna Ellis made a name for herself in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election as one of former President Donald Trump’s senior legal advisers. Her social media following skyrocketed as she was involved in several high-profile cases surrounding the campaign’s allegations of widespread voter fraud.
That’s why her announcement this week that she has formally left the Republican Party sent shockwaves across social media. According to the Washington Examiner, Ellis announced that her departure from the party was in protest over a Republican National Committee (RNC) lawyer who, in an email, reportedly criticized her legal efforts in the wake of the 2020 election.
“I am leaving the Republican Party until the Republican Party comes back home to conservatives,” Ellis said during an interview on the right-leaning Newsmax TV network. She made her departure announcement just prior to that during an interview on Real America’s Voice.
The email Ellis referenced was sent by chief RNC counselor Justin Riemer, who reportedly labeled the legal efforts to prove widespread voter fraud by Ellis and other high-profile lawyers like Rudy Giuliani a “joke.” In the email, Riemer also reportedly discouraged other staffers from posting any related claims of ballot and voter fraud, writing that such claims were misleading millions of Americans.
Ellis was also upset over a separate issue that involved Giuliani reportedly encouraging Riemer to resign from his post as the chief counsel of the RNC after he doubted Trump’s claims of election fraud. An RNC spokesperson would later say that the claim was “simply false.”
Taking issue with the RNC’s claim, Elise slammed RNC Chairperson Ronna McDaniel, writing, “Ronna Romney McDaniel is still lying through her teeth.”
“She knew about this email from November, she promised to fire Riemer, and she lied then, and she’s still lying. What happened to the $200 million raised for election integrity? She has some explaining to do and should stop lying. Even better, she should resign,” Ellis wrote.
Riemer and a spokesperson for the RNC vigorously denied Ellis’ claims that they were of virtually no help in the fight to prove something had gone wrong in the 2020 election, with Riemer firing back in a statement.
“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 wrote.