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George W. Bush’s Brother Supports Libertarian Nominee

George W. Bush’s brother, Marvin Bush, endorsed the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson on Wednesday.

“I’m voting libertarian, 100 percent, these two guys — and nobody knows about them, people think it is sort of a wasted vote — but, both Gary Johnson and Bill Weld were each successful, two-term governors who balanced their budgets,” Marvin Bush said on a Washington, D.C., radio show, as first reported by BuzzFeed News.

“So they’re fiscally conservative and their essential message is get bureaucracy off our backs. It used to be a part of what the Republicans believed.”

The Hill reports:

Bush said he doesn’t “necessarily buy” the argument that a vote for Johnson would help GOP nominee Donald Trump, adding he wants to “have a conscience.”

“I want honest leadership,” he said. “I want proven effective people running this country and so, I want to be able to go to bed at night and so I don’t really care about that.”

Bush also criticized both major party nominees.

Johnson suggested earlier this month that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who has said he won’t support Hillary Clinton or Trump, is considering backing the Libertarian ticket.

Photo credit: Moriah Ratner.

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