Ex-Chairman Of The Republican National Committee Endorses Biden
Former Republican National Committee Chairman Marc Racicot said Tuesday that he will vote for Democrat Joe Biden in this year’s election, citing President Donald Trump’s character as reason for his decision.
- The Missoulian reported that “Racicot, 72, shared the revelation in an interview with Brian Kahn, host of Home Ground, broadcast Tuesday evening on Yellowstone Public Radio.”
- Racicot, who is also a former Montana governor, did not offer specific praise for Bide, The Missoulian said, but “spoke of qualities such as patience, decency and openness to contrary opinion, qualities Racicot suggested are absent in the Trump administration, as the reason for voting against the Republican president.”
"I regret that I will cause consternation perhaps in some corners, but even as a Republican, I will not be supporting Donald Trump for president, and I will not be voting for him," Racicot said. "That means I will be voting for Joe Biden for president. … I'm not going to march lockstep with him every step of the way or with the administration. I'll have disagreements, I'm certain. But the content of a man's character or a woman's character to serve in that capacity is more important than any other issue that I have to consider as a matter of conscience."
- The Missoulian noted that another Montana Republican has disavowed Trump:
In July, former Secretary of State and state Senate President Bob Brown penned a guest column in the Missoulian, his own "Declaration of independence from the Republican Party."
"For over 70 years, I've considered myself a Republican," Brown wrote. "But after watching Trump's consistently ignorant and irresponsible leadership, I've concluded that in good conscience, I can't remain a member of the party he has taken over."