The author of an anonymous New York Times opinion piece describing a "resistance" within the Trump administration has been revealed to be the former Chief of Staff for the Department of Homeland Security Miles Taylor.
The op-ed, published in 2018, said a "resistance" within the Trump administration was working against the president to thwart his agenda. The piece prompted the president to demand a leak investigation.
In a statement published Wednesday, Taylor called for more people to speak out against Trump.
"As descendants of revolutionaries, honest dissent is part of our American character, and we must reject the culture of political intimidation that's been cultivated by this President," he wrote. "That's why I'm writing this note — to urge you to speak out if you haven't. While I hope a few more Trump officials will quickly find their consciences, your words are now more important than theirs. It's time to come forward and shine a light on the discord that's infected our public discourse."
Taylor also recently appeared in a Republicans Voters Against Trump video, where he publicly endorsed Joe Biden. He is currently a contributor for CNN.
Read Taylor's full statement here.