Family feud: Partisanship creating political division between relatives

Political family feuds have spilled into the public realm recently with several relatives taking a stand against the political views of their family members.

Most recently the uncle of Stephen Miller, President Donald Trump‘s former senior advisor, wrote a scathing op-ed on Politico of his nephew — writing that the advisor was an “immigration hypocrite.”

David Glosser’s piece comes in response to his nephew’s strong support for the Trump administration’s immigration reforms such as its “zero-tolerance” policy, a system that resulted in the separation of more than 2,000 children from their parents.

“I have watched with dismay and increasing horror as my nephew, an educated man who is well aware of his heritage, has become the architect of immigration policies that repudiate the very foundation of our family’s life in this country,” Glosser wrote.

People of opposing political views talk in a parking lot after a Trump rally at the International Exposition Center on March 12, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Here are other recent examples of families taking a political stance against their relatives.

Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s son advocates for Democratic opponent

Bobby Goodlatte stood his ground in opposing Rep. Bob Goodlatte in a tweet on Monday — the representative who also happens to be his father.

Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Bob Goodlatte questions FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok during a hearing on on Capitol Hill, July 12, 2018, in Washington.

On Monday, Goodlatte blamed his father’s “political grandstanding” for the firing of FBI agent Peter Strzok, referring to Strzok as a “patriot” and tweeting the hearing was a “low point for Congress.”

In the past, Goodlatte has been a critic of his father and has even claimed to donate the maximum amount of money to Rep. Goodlatte’s democratic opponent Jennifer Lewis.

I just gave the maximum allowed donation to Jennifer Lewis, a democrat running for my…

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