Last week three major George W. Bush announced they would be voting for Hillary Clinton. There were Richard Armitage, Henry Paulson, Brent Scowcroft. Their reason? Basically, Donald Trump was just too bad for them to vote for.
Paulson, the former Treasury Secretary, said, “When it comes to the presidency, I will not vote for Donald Trump. I will not cast a write-in vote. I’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton, with the hope that she can bring Americans together to do the things necessary to strengthen our economy, our environment and our place in the world. To my Republican friends: I know I’m not alone.”
And he’s not alone.
Here is the current list of known Republicans who have biblically stated they will vote for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming 2016 election:
1. Henry Paulson, Treasury Secretary under George W. Bush
2. Richard Armitage, Deputy Secretary of State and adviser to Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, who said, that Trump “doesn’t appear to be to be a Republican, he doesn’t appear to want to learn about issues. So I’m going to vote for Mrs. Clinton.”
3. Brent Scowcroft, chairman of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board and adviser to three previous GOP presidents, who said, “The presidency requires the judgment and knowledge to make tough calls under pressure…. [Clinton] has the wisdom and experience to lead our country at this critical time.”
4. Alan Steinberg, regional EPA administrator under George W. Bush
5. Kori Schake, National Security Council and State Department aide under George W. Bush
6. Doug Elmets, former Reagan spokesman, said, “I could live with four years of Hillary Clinton before I could ever live with one day of Donald Trump as president.”
7. Jim Cicconi, former Reagan and George H.W. Bush aide, said, “Hillary Clinton is experienced, qualified and will make a fine president. The alternative, I fear, would set our nation on a very dark path.”
8. Robert Kagan, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a co-founder of the Project for the New American Century
Max Boot, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and adviser to GOP presidential candidates, who said, “I’m literally losing sleep over Donald Trump. She would be vastly preferable to Trump.”
9. Peter Mansoor, retired Army colonel and former aide to David Petraeus, who said, “It will be the first Democratic presidential candidate I’ve voted for in my adult life.”
10. Marc Andreessen, venture capitalist — “[Silicon] Valley wouldn’t be here, we wouldn’t be doing any of this if we didn’t have the amazing flow of immigrants that we’ve had in the last 80 years. And the idea of choking that off just makes me sick to my stomach.”
11. Dan Akerson, former chairman and chief executive of General Motors — “Serving as the leader of the free world requires effective leadership, sound judgment, a steady hand and, most importantly, the temperament to deal with crises large and small. Donald Trump lacks each of these characteristics.”
12. Chuck Robbins, chief executive of Cisco
13. Hamid Moghadam, chairman and chief executive of Prologis — “Our country is about tolerance and inclusion and that’s why, as a lifelong Republican supporter, I endorse Hillary Clinton for president in this election.”
14. William Oberndorf, $3 million to GOP candidates since 2012 — “If it is Trump vs. Clinton, and there is no viable third-party candidate, I will be voting for Hillary Clinton.”
15. Mike Fernandez, $4 million to GOP candidates in recent years — “If I have a choice — and you can put it in bold — if I have a choice between Trump and Hillary Clinton, I’m choosing Hillary. She’s the lesser of two evils.”
16. Larry Pressler, former three-term Republican senator from South Dakota who lost an independent campaign for his old seat in 2014 — “I can’t believe I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, but I am. If someone had told me 10 years ago I would do this, I wouldn’t have believed them.”
17. Arne Carlson, a former two-term Republican governor of Minnesota who supported President Obama
18. Robert Smith, former New York state Supreme Court justice — “This year, I’m going to vote for a Democrat for president — the first time I’ve done it in 36 years — and I think the decision is easy. Hillary Clinton is the only responsible choice, and I don’t understand why so few of my fellow conservatives see it that way.”
19. Mark Salter, former top adviser to John McCain — “Whatever Hillary Clinton’s faults, she’s not ignorant or hateful or a nut. She acts like an adult and understands the responsibilities of an American president. That might not be a ringing endorsement. But in 2016, the year of Trump’s s campaign, it’s more than enough.”
20. Mike Treiser, former Mitt Romney aide — “In the face of bigotry, hatred, violence, and small-mindedness, this time, I’m with her.”
21. Craig Snyder, former chief of staff to then-Republican former senator Arlen Specter (Pa.) and also an ex-colleague of former top Trump adviser Roger Stone and current top Trump adviser Paul Manafort.
22. Ben Howe, editor at RedState.com
And I am sure the list will only grow longer!