Life-Long Conservative's Explanation Why She Can't Vote for Trump Goes Viral, 'Should Have Republicans Scared'

A television interview of a life-long conservative woman and her daughter at the Iowa State Fair explaining why they don't plan to vote for President Donald Trump in the 2020 election went viral and "should have Republicans scared," according to a progressive political commentator.

At the state fair, where more than 20 Democratic presidential candidates have or are set to speak on the political soapbox stage, NBC reporter Vaughn Hillyard asked Kate Miller why she is leaning towards Kamala Harris, who spoke on Saturday.

"Well I'm a life-long conservative — I actually campaigned door-to-door for Chuck Grassley his fist year as a Senate campaign, Senate candidate," Miller said. "But I cannot vote for Donald Trump. I just, he is, he is not a conservative, and I don't think he's a good man."

Miller continued that after watching so many Cabinet members leave Trump, "you just can't vote for him" and that she is "looking at Democrats."

"I need a candidate that is reasonable on our borders and is about people, that is about the rule of law," she said. "I'm an educator and we've got to do something about education, and so that's the person that I'm looking for." Miller, who wrote in Republican John McCain in the 2016 presidential election, added that it has been hard to know what Democratic candidates are really about at this point in the race.

“I’m a life-long conservative ... I actually campaigned door-to-door for Chuck Grassley [the first time he ran] ... But I cannot vote for Donald Trump. ... He is not a conservative, and I don’t think he’s a good man.”

— George Conway (@gtconway3d) August 12, 2019

Hillyard then asked Miller's husband Paul Miller, who admitted he voted against the Democrats and put in for Trump in 2016, who he planned to vote for in 2020.

"Um, right now it's hard to say," Paul Miller replied. "At this point in the campaign, everybody is running to the extremes on either side so events will probably shape for whom I vote."

The couple's daughter Taylor Miller, who is 17 years old but will be of voting age by the 2020 election, had views that aligned more with her mother.

"I can't vote for Donald Trump," Taylor Miller said. "And if there was a better conservative I would probably vote for them, but he's done so many things that are just absolutely disgusting and despicable, and tweeting foreign policy is not presidential enough."

Taylor Miller said she wanted a Democratic candidate she could get behind and support, and like her mother, someone who "isn't completely crazy on immigration" and who would make schools safer. She said she likes "Kamala Harris right now" but is open to other Democrats who may change their policy stances.

"I know that a lot of my friends like [Elizabeth] Warren and [Bernie] Sanders but they're a little too far left for me," Taylor Miller said, chuckling.

Sarah Reese Jones, editor-in-chief of the progressive political commentary site PoliticusUSA, shared the interview on Twitter and commented, "This clip of a conservative mother and daughter explaining why they can't vote for Trump in Iowa should have Republicans scared."

Lawyer George Conway, the husband of Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, quote tweeted Jones' post and highlighted Kate Miller's comments that she is a life-long conservative but cannot vote for Trump, and that the president is not really a conservative or a good man.

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Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) cooks pork burgers at the Iowa Pork Producers tent while attending the Iowa State Fair on August 10, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. Kamala Harris is on a five day river-to-river bus tour across Iowa promoting her "3AM Agenda" to Iowans. Justin Sullivan/Getty

At the fair, Harris flipped sausage patties and joked that she knows how to "flip Republicans."

Former Massachusettes Gov. Bill Weld, who is running against Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, spoke at the fair on Sunday. Trump was invited and has not yet revealed if he will speak at the soapbox at the fair, which runs through August 18.