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Former CIA Director Hayden Will Vote Third Party

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden made it clear on Sunday that he will vote third-party in the upcoming election.

“I’m uncomfortable with the nominee of both of the major political parties,” Hayden said on John Catsimatidis’s radio show, “The Cats Roundtable,” on Sunday.

“A lot of my friends are saying that’s nice, Hayden, but you have to vote for one of them, but I’m not so sure I do.”

The Hill reports:

Hayden, who served under Presidents George W. Bush and Obama, has been adamant in his distaste for Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton throughout the election cycle.

His comments on Sunday were his strongest rebuke against supporting either of them.

“A vote is taking our sacred suffrage, our chunk of sovereignty, and bestowing it on someone because he or she is worthy, and I’m having trouble getting to that point with either of the major candidates.”

He continued: “I get it. Somebody is going to win, but, you know, no matter who it is, for these two, I’m hoping they don’t think they’re sweeping into office with some powerful mandate. And for people like me that decide to vote for some other choice, might deny them that sense of mandate, which would make, I think, things ever worse.”

Libertarian Party nominee Gary Jonson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein are working to drum up enough support to make it to the presidential debate stage this fall.
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