Former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell just announced at a Long Island luncheon that he will cross party lines to vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Newsday’s Robert Brodsky broke the news that Powell has gone from reluctant private supporter of Clinton to a vocal public supporter.
Colin Powell specifically called out the Republican nominee’s lack of “stamina” from amongst a mountain of reasons to choose Hillary Clinton to be America’s first female President:
“He insults us every day,” said Powell, who served as Secretary of State under Republican President George W. Bush. “He has insulted America in one way almost every day,” Powell said of Trump. “He has insulted Latino Americans. He has insulted African Americans. He has insulted women. He has insulted his own party. He has insulted our allies around the world one by one. He has insulted veterans.”
Colin Powell has long called Republican nominee Donald Trump a “national disgrace,” and told Condoleazza Rice – his successor in office – in leaked emails that Trump’s “birtherism” was nothing more than camouflaged racism.
This news is just the latest validation of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s overwhelming cross-party to serious voters of both parties, and to anyone wise who values national security and smart leadership over Trumpian bombast and posturing.
Boom. Colin Powell says he will vote for Hillary Clinton. Says will serve w/ distinction and cites experience and stamina
— Robert Brodsky (@BrodskyRobert) October 25, 2016
Grant Stern is the Executive Editor of Occupy Democrats and published author. His new Meet the Candidates 2020 book series is distributed by Simon and Schuster. He's also mortgage broker, community activist and radio personality in Miami, Florida., as well as the producer of the Dworkin Report podcast. Grant is also an occasional contributor to Raw Story, Alternet, and the DC Report, and a senior advisor to the Democratic Coalition