The list of Republicans supporting Hillary Clinton is still growing. For months, we have been keeping track of all of the GOP politicians, administration officials, business leaders and donors who have crossed over to back Clinton over Donald Trump.
The most recent, announced Tuesday, is former secretary of state Colin Powell. “General Powell said at a meeting of the Long Island Association that he would be voting for Hillary Clinton,” spokeswoman Peggy Cifrino confirmed Tuesday. Powell added in a brief interview with The Post’s Karen DeYoung that he picked Clinton “because I think she’s qualified, and the other gentleman is not qualified.”
Powell’s support isn’t much of a surprise, given his support for President Obama in 2008 and 2012 and clear distaste for Donald Trump. In his leaked emails from last month, Powell also appeared to be talking over the best time to announce his support for Clinton.
But at least it’s official now. And Powell is now the third Bush Cabinet official to support Clinton.
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