Romney’s Former Finance Chair: I’m Voting For Clinton

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The former finance chairman for 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced Friday that he is endorsing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for president, citing opposition to Donald Trump and his brash demeanor.

David Nierenberg, who now serves as president of Nierenberg Investment Management, slammed the billionaire real-estate mogul Donald Trump for his unorthodox messaging in an editorial with CNBC, with Neirenberg saying he can’t bring himself to vote for the candidate. Neirenberg has not voted for a Democrat since 1972.

Despite describing himself as a fiscal conservative, the man who dedicated years to raising money and campaigning for Romney said that “watching and listening to Donald Trump’s erratic daily bullying, ranting, bragging, scapegoating, and name-calling, my conscience and my three adult children will not let me vote for him.”

Nierenberg slammed Trump for opting against releasing his tax returns, adding he believes defeating him should be a “national priority.”

“Trump is the most dangerous major party presidential candidate in my lifetime, maybe in American history,” he wrote. “His character, temperament, and behavior definitely are not presidential. I don’t think he’s fit to be our president. He speaks positively about foreign dictators and acts like one himself.”

While the former Romney staffer endorsed Clinton, praising her as someone he believes will bridge the divide in Washington, he said he will vote Republicans down ballot.

Romney has been vocal about his support of the “Never Trump” movement, but unlike Nierenberg, said he won’t vote for Clinton.

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