Colin Powell is the latest Republican to publicly announce he is voting for Hillary Clinton.
— Paule Pachter (@PaulePachter) October 25, 2016
The retired four-star general served as secretary of state under George W. Bush, and he told a crowd of business leaders at an event hosted by the Long Island Association that Clinton will “serve with distinction” as president.
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
Huffington Post reports he is joining a growing list of fellow Bush alumni in opposing Republican nominee Donald Trump.
The Daily Caller reported in September that Powell’s personal emails — as revealed by hacktivist group DC Leaks — showed the Clinton campaign repeatedly pressured him to endorse her over Trump. (RELATED: Colin Powell’s Hacked Emails Show Him Being Pressured To Endorse Hillary)
Powell himself confirmed the authenticity of the emails to TheDC.
This isn’t the first time Powell has endorsed a Democrat.
In both 2008 and 2012, he endorsed Barack Obama over John McCain and Mitt Romney, respectively.