Colin Powell Will Vote for Clinton
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell announced on Tuesday that he will vote for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election.
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
Colin Powell is apparently over being annoyed with Clinton -says at Long Island Association he plans to vote for her, and condemns Trump.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) October 25, 2016
The Hill reports:
Powell’s endorsement follows recent friction with Clinton.
The retired four-star general, a registered Republican, slammed reports that Clinton told the FBI he was the inspiration for the private email setup she used while leading the State Department.
“Her people have been trying to pin it on me,” Powell told People magazine in August.
“The truth is she was using [her email setup] for a year before I sent her a memo telling her what I did.”
Clinton had told the FBI that Powell advised her to use a personal email account. Both Powell and Clinton used private email accounts during their times at the State Department, earning them stern reprimands from an inspector general earlier this year.
Leaked Powell emails released earlier this year also showed he was not excited about a Trump-Clinton matchup.
He called Trump a “national disgrace” and described Clinton as “greedy.”
“I would rather not have to vote for her, although she is a friend I respect,” Powell wrote in a 2014 email exchange with New York financier Jeffrey Leeds.
“A 70-year person with a long track record, unbridled ambition, greedy, not transformational, with a husband still d—ing bimbos at home (according to the NYP).”
Powell endorsed President Obama in both 2008 and 2012.
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