Former Bush official and former U.S Treasurer, Rosario Martin, said on Wednesday that although she is a Republican and worked in a Republican White House under George Bush, she will not be voting for the Republican candidate in 2016, but will instead vote for Hillary Clinton.
“I have disagreed with and criticized Hillary Clinton’s positions, but I have come to the conclusion that she would be a far better president than the Republican candidate could ever be,” Rosario Marin said.
“She understands that words spoken from the White House have consequences, that sarcasm is not a strategy when dealing with delicate world situations, that our friends and foes listen to every word spoken by our president and react accordingly,” Marin added.
“There is too much at stake both domestically and abroad to have a thoughtless individual at the helm of the most important economy in the world. My party and its standard-bearer leave me no choice; on November 8, I will vote for Hillary Clinton.”
Marin, who is Hispanic, said she could not tolerate GOP nominee Donald Trump’s rhetoric on immigration and the Hispanics.
“I have come to the devastatingly painful realization that my party right now doesn’t want my vote nor that of my community,” she said. “Evidently it is not important, or not as important as some other voting bloc. So, for me to consider the unthinkable — to vote for a Democrat — has been a profound soul-searching process.0