Donald Trump isn’t only one posting Twitter rants. Republican and Wisconsin resident Marybeth Glenn went off about sexism in her party and directed her storm of tweets at the politicians who are still supporting the GOP presidential nominee after his vulgar remarks from a recently unearthed 2005 conversation with Billy Bush.
In a series of 18 tweets, the lifelong Republican quit her party after years of standing up for conservative men, despite facing criticism from other women. Many Republican political figures have condemned Trump’s comments as wrong, but have yet to officially unendorse him.
“When I saw Republican men getting attacked I stood up for them. I came to their defense. I fought on their behalf. I fought on behalf of a movement I believed in. I fought on behalf of my principles while other women told me I hated my own sex,” Glenn vented. “Not only charges of sexism, but I defended @marcorubio during Go8 [immigration reform bill], I fought in my state to stop the @ScottWalker recall, etc…”
Glenn then addressed Trump’s crude comments and treatment of women, which he has brushed off as “locker-room talk.” “He treats women like dogs, and you go against everything I — and other female conservatives — said you were & back down like cowards,” she tweeted. “Get this straight: We don’t need you to stand up for us, YOU needed to stand up for us for YOU. For YOUR dignity. For YOUR reputation.”
“Various men in the movement are writing it off as normal, confirming every stereotype the left has thrown at them. So I’m done. I’m sooo done. If you can’t stand up for women & unendorse this piece of human garbage, you deserve every charge of sexism thrown at you,” she continued, ending the Twitter storm by tagging House Speaker Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
Glenn later explained her frustrations to ELLE.com. “What drove me to the ‘tweet storm’ was this feeling of abandonment I think conservatives are experiencing. We’ve been supportive of these people for years when most Trump supporters couldn’t stand them,” she said. “I wanted men and women of good and decent character to stand up and say wrong is wrong, despite fears of political backlash.”
Read all of Glenn’s tweets below: