RNC Speechwriter Might Back Hillary

Richard J. Cross, III, the man who wrote the speech for Benghazi mom Patricia Smith at July’s Republican National Convention, condemned Donald Trump in an editorial for The Baltimore Sun. Smith’s son died in the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate and she blamed the death on then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But Cross will not back Trump. “President Eisenhower would have never proposed banning Muslims from America,” Cross wrote. “Nor would President Nixon. Nor would President Reagan. Donald Trump has betrayed and perverted their legacies. Consequently, I no longer recognize my party. I have never voted for a Democrat for federal office, but when I hear the president criticize the GOP nominee, I can’t honestly disagree with him.”