Former President George H.W. Bush is planning to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in the November elections, according to Kathleen Kennedy Townsend.
Bush, who served as president from 1989 through 1993, had not disclosed his support in the White House race between Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
George H.W. Bush voting for Hillary Clinton
However, as was noted by Politico, his preference for Clinton became known to public through Townsend. She shared a picture showing her shaking hands with Bush on Facebook, the caption of which read, “The President told me he’s voting for Hillary!!”
Bush has previously said he will not endorse Trump.
A senior advisor at Rock Creek, a hedge fund of funds founded by Afsaneh Beschloss; the former treasurer of the World Bank; and a senior advisor for two years at Lehman Brothers (with client development and diversity issues as her points of focus), Townsend has served as the State of Maryland’s first woman Lt. Governor.
Her biography notes that she worked as the founder and director of the Maryland Student Service Alliance for seven years. Additionally, she taught foreign policy at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Maryland, and has also served as a visiting fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
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She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. Founder of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, she was appointed as the Paul Nitze Senior Fellow at St. Mary’s College.
Earlier this year, Bush and First Lady Barbara campaigned for Jeb Bush. Ever since, the former president and first lady have not hinted who they will be supporting in the White House race.
In addition to Bush other former GOP officials, including national security adviser Brent Scowcroft and former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, have also voiced their support for Clinton over Trump.
— Alex Howard (@digiphile) September 20, 2016