Drumroll please … the first Republican has endorsed Hillary Clinton.
But so far their disapproval against Trump has not turned into support for Clinton. Until today.
Richard Hanna, a Republican congressman from New York, wrote an op-ed in his hometown paper, where he publicly explained why he will vote for Hillary Clinton – and why others should follow him.
“For me, it is not enough to simply denounce his [Trump’s] comments: He is unfit to serve our party and cannot lead this country.
Secretary Clinton has issues that depending on where one stands can be viewed as great or small. But she stands and has stood for causes bigger than herself for a lifetime. That matters. Mrs. Clinton has promoted many of the issues I have been committed to over the years including expanding education and supporting women’s health care.
While I disagree with her on many issues, I will vote for Mrs. Clinton. I will be hopeful and resolute in my belief that being a good American who loves his country is far more important than parties or winning and losing. I trust she can lead. All Republicans may not like the direction, but they can live to win or lose another day with a real candidate. Our response to the public’s anger and the need to rebuild requires complex solutions, experience, knowledge and balance. Not bumper sticker slogans that pander to our disappointment, fear and hate.”