George W. Bush May Vote for Clinton, Says Nephew

November 2, 2016 12:38 pm Last Updated: November 2, 2016 12:59 pm

A nephew of George W. Bush said the former Republican president may vote for Hillary Clinton—weeks after there were reports claiming that his father, George H.W. Bush is planning to vote for her.

George P. Bush told The Associated Press about his uncle’s decision at a small Republican rally in San Marcos, Texas. He noted that his grandfather and uncle could “potentially” vote for Clinton over Donald Trump.

He said he will be the only member of his powerful political family who will be voting straight-ticket Republican. He’s also the only member of his famous political family to have openly expressed support for Trump.

Bush was pressed later by The Associated Press to clarify his comments, but he then said of George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, “I don’t know how they voted. I’m speculating, to be honest.”

When he was asked if either former president would vote for Clinton, Bush answered: “Potentially. But hard to speculate.”

Bush, the son of Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, is the Texas land commissioner. Jeb Bush, a former Florida governor, was soundly defeated by Trump during the GOP primary.

In September, Politico reported that according to the daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, George H.W. Bush plans to vote for Clinton on Nov. 8.

In a 2009 radio interview, Trump told radio personality Don Imus that he never voted for George W. Bush, but several years before, and in January of this year, Trump said that he did vote for Bush despite an opposition to the war in Iraq, according to a CNN report on Sunday.