George W. Bush’s secretary of state joins Bush Sr. and a long list of war hawks in supporting Hillary Clinton
Colin Powell, former secretary of state under President George W. Bush, announced on Tuesday that he will vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
Powell made the announcement speaking before the Long Island Association, a business organization. “I am voting for Hillary Clinton,” he said, according to a spokesperson for the association. Powell “went on to praise Mrs. Clinton for her skills as a leader and her experience,” The New York Times reported.
Powell also condemned Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, whose campaign has been widely condemned for its racist and xenophobic tactics.
A Long Island Association member who was present at the event told the Times that Powell “spoke about [Trump’s] inexperience, he spoke about the messages that he’s sending out every day to his supporters, which really paints our country in a negative light across the globe with all our allies.”
The former senior Bush administration official joins a long list of right-wing leaderswho are support Hillary Clinton.