IT MADE HEADLINES when former Secretary of State Colin Powell said in an interview Sunday that he would vote for Democrat Joe Biden in November and "cannot, in any way, support President Trump." But it wasn't really news. Though Powell is a Republican, he has been endorsing Democratic presidential candidates for years: He backed Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, and Hillary Clinton in 2016. Four years ago he described Trump as a "national disgrace" and his opinion hasn't improved. Trump "lies all the time," said Powell, and "has not been an effective president."
Powell opposes Trump? Tell us something we don't know.
But Powell isn't alone. Former President George W. Bush won't vote for Trump, either, the New York Times reported. Neither will Senator Mitt Romney. Nor Cindy McCain, the widow of Senator John McCain. The last two Republican House Speakers, John Boehner and Paul Ryan, decline to say whether they will vote for Trump. Likewise former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Trump's former chief of staff, retired Marine Gen. John Kelly. Senator Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, tells reporters she is "struggling" with whether to reelect the president. Representative Francis Rooney, a Florida Republican and former ambassador to the Vatican under Bush — and high-dollar donor to past Republican candidates — says he is thinking seriously about supporting Biden, since Trump is "driving us all crazy" . . .