George HW Bush’s Nat’l Security Adviser Endorses Hillary Clinton

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June 22, 2016 3:34 p.m.

Brent Scowcroft, a national security adviser to former Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the White House on Wednesday.

Citing her experience as a senator, first lady and secretary of state, Scowcroft said Clinton shares his belief “that America must remain the world’s indispensable leader.”

“She appreciates that it is essential to maintain our strong military advantage, but that force must only be used as a last resort,” he said in a statement. “I believe Hillary Clinton has the wisdom and experience to lead our country at this critical time.”

The endorsement comes a week after Richard Armitage, who was deputy secretary of state in George W. Bush’s administration, said he would back Clinton over presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.

Read the full endorsement via the Clinton campaign:

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