Former President George H.W. Bush said he plans to vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the upcoming presidential election, according to Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, the daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy. Townsend, a former Maryland lieutenant governor, posted a picture on Facebook late Monday with the former Republican president, along with the caption: “The president told me he’s voting for Hillary!”
Townsend confirmed to Politico that Bush told her during a meeting in Maine on Monday that he’d be voting for Clinton. “That’s what he said,” she said. A spokesman for Bush played it coy, saying that “the vote President Bush will cast as a private citizen in some 50 days will be just that: a private vote cast in some 50 days. He is not commenting on the presidential race in the interim.” George H.W. Bush has stayed out of the limelight during the presidential campaign so far, though he was notably absent at the Republican National Convention where Trump accepted the party’s nomination. Read more at POLITICO.