Dream job disappointment: Testifying against Trump

Sarah Matthews has a political resume similar to that of many conservatives her age. At Kent State, she joined College Republicans and made her first pilgrimage to the annual CPAC conference in Washington. Matthews interned on Capitol Hill for John Boehner and Sen. Rob Portman, both from Ohio. She and then she got a job as a communicator for Republicans on the Hill.

But a few years later, in June 2020, he was working for Donald Trump. Like many of his colleagues, he was well aware of Trump’s failings, but agreed with his policies. When his mentor, Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, invited Matthews to be her understudy, she didn’t think twice. It was a chaotic seven months, marked by the Lafayette Square Covid protest incident, the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Then came January 6.