Former RNC chairman Michael Steele joins The Lincoln Project

Former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele has joined The Lincoln Project, the anti-Trump GOP group, as a senior adviser, the organization announced Monday.

In a statement, Steele said that the “chair behind the Resolute Desk has always been bigger than any political party.”

The former RNC chairman continued by saying President TrumpDonald TrumpWhat blue wave? A close look at Texas today tells of a different story Democrats go down to the wire with Manchin Trump's former bodyguard investigated in NY prosectors' probe: report MORE has devolved “into preying upon fears and resentments with narcissism that nurtures only chaos and confusion.”


“Leadership is needed now more than ever and I am proudly committed to resetting the course of our nation, standing once again for the future of my Party; and working with The Lincoln Project to help restore the purpose for sitting in that chair,” he said. 

Rick Wilson, a co-founder of the project, welcomed Steele’s membership in a statement and called him a “singularly insightful and effective political leader.”

"Many principled Republicans have rejected Trump and Trumpism, but few with such a remarkable track record of electoral success,” he said.

Steele was the first African American elected to statewide office in Maryland, where he served as lieutenant governor from 2003 to 2007. 

He also was the first African American chairman of the RNC between 2009 and 2011. During the 2010 elections, the Republican Party regained 63 House seats and six Senate seats and saw its highest number of state legislative wins since 1928.


Steele joined The Lincoln Project a day after co-founder George ConwayGeorge ConwayGeorge Conway: GOP blocking Jan. 6 commission 'more appalling' than both Trump acquittals Press: Get orange jumpsuit ready: extra large Influential Republicans detail call to reform party, threaten to form new one MORE announced he was withdrawing from the group to “devote more time to family matters.” 

His wife, White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayKaren Pence confirms move back to Indiana: 'No place like home' Pence urges 'positive' agenda to counter Biden in first speech since leaving office Kellyanne Conway joins Ohio Senate candidate's campaign MORE, also said on Sunday that she would be leaving the White House at the end of the month after their teenage daughter posted a series of tweets and said she was taking a “mental health break from social media.”

The Lincoln Project, encompassed of anti-Trump Republicans, has endorsed Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenMilitary must better understand sexual assaults to combat them The Hill's Equilibrium — Presented by NextEra Energy — Tasmanian devil wipes out penguin population On The Money: Democrats make full-court press on expanded child tax credit | White House confident Congress will raise debt ceiling MORE for president against Trump and launched several ads slamming the current president and his allies.