Another day, another prominent Republican has announced he will not vote for Donald Trump this November.
Marc Raciot, the popular former two-term governor of Montana and chairman of the Republican National Committee during the George W. Bush presidency, says “Americans can choose better than Trump.”
In his announcement, Raciot blasted the presumptive GOP nominee saying, “Trump has demonstrated neither the aforementioned qualities of principled leadership, nor offered any substantive or serious conservative policy proposals consistent with historical Republican Party platform positions.”
Raciot’s decision follows that of Kori Schake, a conservative national security official under Bush, who endorsed Hillary Clinton earlier this week.
“What I think is more likely than a reconciliation with Trump by conservative foreign policy and defense policy experts is a slow, agonizing reconciliation that Hillary Clinton is a safer pair of hands,” said Schake.
The past two Republican presidents, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, have not endorsed Trump, and the 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney is leading the never-Trump movement. Other former Bush officials to announce their support for Clinton include former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage.