Former 2016 Republican candidate, Carly Fiorina, says she will be supporting Joe Biden over Donald Trump. She referred to the presumptive Democratic candidate as a person of humility and character.
What We Know:
- Fiorina stated that she can not support Trump and she is hoping that Biden will be a leader instead of a politician.
- “I’ve been very clear that I can’t support Donald Trump. And, you know, elections are binary choices. I will say this: I think, I hope, that Biden understands that this moment in history calls for him to be a leader, not a politician,” Fiorina told The Atlantic’s podcast The Ticket in an interview released Thursday.
- Pressed whether that meant she would vote for Biden in the general election, Fiorina replied, “Well, it’s not ’til November is it? I’m not voting for Trump … it’s a binary choice. So if faced with a binary choice on a ballot, yes.”
- She is one of many Republicans who have voiced that they will not be voting for Trump in November. Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton said he’ll instead write in a conservative candidate, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell said he will be voting for Biden.
- Fiorina, an anti-abortion and former US Senate candidate, acknowledged that there are a lot of policy differences she has with Biden, but added that she believes the former vice president could “problem solve” and “find common ground on a bipartisan basis”.
- “I am encouraged that Joe Biden is a person of humility and empathy and character. I think he’s demonstrated that through his life,” she said.
- Fiorina said that she voted for Trump in 2016, citing her disapproval for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
- Trump has since dismissed Fiorina’s criticism calling her a “failed presidential candidate”. “She lost so badly to me, twice in one campaign, that she should be voting for Joe. No complaints!!!” he wrote on Twitter.
Fiorina has previously criticized Trump during the impeachment inquiry in December stating that it was vital that he be impeached.