Political family feuds have spilled into the public realm recently with several relatives taking a stand against the political views of their family members.
David Glosser’s piece comes in response to his nephew’s strong support for the Trump administration’s immigration reforms such as its “zero-tolerance” policy, a system that resulted in the separation of more than 2,000 children from their parents.
“I have watched with dismay and increasing horror as my nephew, an educated man who is well aware of his heritage, has become the architect of immigration policies that repudiate the very foundation of our family’s life in this country,” Glosser wrote.
Here are other recent examples of families taking a political stance against their relatives.
Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s son advocates for Democratic opponent
Bobby Goodlatte stood his ground in opposing Rep. Bob Goodlatte in a tweet on Monday — the representative who also happens to be his father.
On Monday, Goodlatte blamed his father’s “political grandstanding” for the firing of FBI agent Peter Strzok, referring to Strzok as a “patriot” and tweeting the hearing was a “low point for Congress.”
In the past, Goodlatte has been a critic of his father and has even claimed to donate the maximum amount of money to Rep. Goodlatte’s democratic opponent Jennifer Lewis.
I just gave the maximum allowed donation to Jennifer Lewis, a democrat running for my father’s congressional seat. I’ve also gotten 5 other folks to commit to donate the max. 2018 is the year to flip districts — let’s do this! https://t.co/bYCKta2Bhs
— Bobby Goodlatte (@rsg) August 13, 2018
Kellyanne Conway’s husband is a critic of Trump
What happens when you combine an outspoken critic of Trump and a White House advisor? Kellyanne Conway’s marriage.
In a subtweet on Thursday, George Conway quoted a journalist’s comment to a story critical of Trump with his own punch at the president.
Interesting analogy. Likewise, what if a CEO routinely made false and misleading statements about himself, the company, and results, and publicly attacked business partners, company “divisions” (w/ scare quotes!), employees, and analysts, and kowtowed to a dangerous competitor? https://t.co/dTjUk7kApQ
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) August 14, 2018
This is not the first time the lawyer has tweeted about the president. In addition to his tweets, Conway will retweet posts that take a jab at his wife’s boss.
On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported Conway believes her husband’s tweets are “disrespectful.” However, her husband told the news outlet he thinks he’s “holding back a little” for “obvious” reasons.
Rhode Island father and son compete — against each other
Need to settle a family political dispute? Why not run against each other? That’s exactly what one father and son from Rhode Island are doing.
Registered under the same home address, David Quiroa Sr., 47, and David Quiroa Jr., 22, are running for the Rhode Island House seat. The elder Quiroa is running as a Republican and his son is filed as an Independent candidate.
According to the Associated Press, the two tend to argue over Trump’s presidency.
“It’ll be interesting, for sure,” Quiroa Jr. told The Associated Press. “What better way to argue with my father than on the political level? He definitely is a very good motivator. Even if it’s to motivate to stop him.”
This will be the second time Quiroa Sr. will run for the seat after losing the primary over a decade ago. It is unclear who Quiora Jr.’s mother will vote for this September.
Parents fund son’s opposing candidate
Earlier this year, Kevin Nicholson announced his Senate bid to run for the Republican nomination of Wisconsin — and among his financial adversaries were none other than his parents.
According to Federal Election Commision records, Nicholson’s parents each donated the maximum fund of $2,700 to his Democratic opponent Tammy Baldwin months after he announced his campaign.
However, Nicholson told ABC News he was not surprised by his parent’s actions.
“My parents have a different worldview than I do, and it is not surprising that they would support a candidate like Tammy Baldwin, who shares their perspective,” Nicholson said.