Republican Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of state under President George W. Bush and former Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under Bush the elder 7 Jun supported the candidacy of former Vice President Democrat Joe Biden in the presidential elections, reports Reuters.
The Agency notes that Powell became the first influential Republican who publicly supported the opponent of the incumbent Donald trump.
According to former Secretary of state trump “walked away” from the U.S. Constitution and represents a danger for the country and democracy. He said that “can not support the President trump” and vote for Baydaev.
The Agency notes that Powell was one of several former high-ranking military, who in recent days criticized trump’s attitude to the proteststhat erupted after the murder of an African-American George Floyd, the police, and the intention to use the army to quell the unrest.
In 2016, Powell also expressed its condemnation of trump’s statements and has publicly declared its support of his rival – former Secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who was a candidate of the Democratic party.
The US presidential election to be held in November 2020. Main opponents will be Biden, Democrat (before it became known that he received enough votes for the nomination), and trump, representing the Republican party.