In a Facebook post Monday, former state Sen. Tim Neville (R-Littleton) indicated his support of Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis’ condemnation of the Republican National Committee (RNC). Ellis subsequently quit the GOP, but Neville has yet to signal that he will follow suit.
Neville was a member of the Colorado State Senate representing District 16, before being unseated by State Sen. Tammy Story (D-Conifer) in the 2018 general election.
Ellis, who taught at Colorado Christian University until 2018, previously worked closely with Rudy Giuliani in filing dozens of spurious legal suits contesting Trump’s loss in the 2020 presidential election.
She announced yesterday that she was leaving the Republican Party following a Twitter feud between her and RNC chair Ronna McDaniel.
The fallout began with a forthcoming book by Michael Wolff, which reported that, in late November 2020, longtime RNC lawyer Justin Riemer sent an email saying that “what Rudy and Jenna are doing is a joke and they are getting laughed out of court.”
McDaniel claimed that Wolff’s account was false, and that Riemer had sent no such email.
“That email or the citing that you just showed is not true,” she told Newsmax.
Ellis disputed this, alleging instead that the report was true, and that the RNC had undermined Trump’s attempt at reclaiming his presidential seat.
Following this, Ronna McDaniel blocked Ellis on Twitter.
Ellis soon responded by tweeting a screenshot to McDaniel. The screenshot, dated November 28, 2020, contained a text thread in which Ellis had sent McDaniel an image of Riemer’s email.
“STOP LYING!!!!!!” Ellis continued.
Shortly after this, Ellis announced her departure from the GOP. She called for McDaniel to be removed from her position as RNC chair.
“I’m not quitting the GOP,” Ellis said. “The GOP quit me and all true conservatives.”
The implication in Ellis’ statement is that any true conservative would have thrown their support behind Trump’s claims of election fraud.
“We can reform the GOP if we stop sending money to the RINOs [Republicans in name only] and back only conservative, America First candidates,” Ellis continued.
On the Facebook page for his now-defunct political campaign, Neville posted in support of Ellis.
“Why would or should any conservative donate time or treasure to the RNC?” he said.
Based on this, it is unclear whether Neville also wants McDaniel to be removed.
Some of Neville’s other recent posts include several links to neo-Nazi news outlet Breitbart, a post decrying Colorado State University’s diversity training requirement as “mandatory Marxism training,” as well as sharing an article which claimed that the Department of Justice had lied about the January 6 insurrection to eliminate their political opposition.
Neville has not responded to a request for comment. This article will be updated with any response received.