Hillary Clinton just received the endorsement of Former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Powell made the announcement at a Tuesday event hosted by the Long Island Association, a business group focused on development in Long Island, New York.
— Paule Pachter (@PaulePachter) October 25, 2016
From The Huffington Post:
Hacked emails that were published in September revealed that Powell had called Donald Trump, the GOP nominee, a “national disgrace” and a “international pariah” earlier this year. In a separate email, he decried what he called the “racist” conspiracy theory about President Barack Obama’s birthplace.
Powell joins scores of other Bush administration veterans who have crossed party lines to endorse Clinton, including former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, former President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board Chairman Brent Scowcroft, former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage.
While Bush himself has kept silent about whom he plans to vote for in November, his father, President George H.W. Bush, is reportedly supporting Clinton.
It is always wonderful seeing Republicans openly announce they are denouncing Trump, and voting for Hillary Clinton!