Last year Kendal Unruh devoted much of her spare time to fighting Donald Trump. The 51-year-old Colorado high school government teacher and longtime Republican activist was a delegate to the Republican National Convention and led a fight on the floor to try to deny Trump the party’s presidential nomination.
Unruh is still no Trump fan, and she posts her views on Facebook. But while tens of thousands of other like-minded activists have been marching, swamping town hall meetings, and bombarding their members of Congress with phone calls, she hasn’t been joining them. Most of the protests have come from the liberal side of the spectrum, and she doesn’t know where someone like her fits in.
“I truly am sitting back right now. I don’t know where we belong,” Unruh said, referring to Trump opponents on the right.
The vociferous opposition that greeted the GOP president on Inauguration weekend and has dogged him since has tended to come from the left. But continuing disapproval from many conservatives, like Unruh, raises the question of how much the politically split anti-Trump factions can or should join forces.