Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is voting for Hillary!
Powell made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon that Hillary Clinton has his vote in next month’s presidential election.
The former Secretary of State for George W. Bush spoke at a luncheon on Long Island and, according to Newsday reporter Robert Brodsky, told attendees that Republican nominee Donald Trump “insults us every day” and is “selling people a bill of goods,” and so he will cast his vote for fellow ex-secretary Clinton.
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
Powell has previously resisted declaring his support for either candidate, but has chided Trump as a “national disgrace.” In leaked emails, however, Powell was also seen bashing Clinton, of whom he said: “Everything HRC touches she kind of screws up with hubris.” He added: “I would rather not have to vote for her, although she is a friend I respect.”