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

Former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on options in Iraq. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)
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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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  1. Scowcroft draws small crowds.

  2. At least his hands are adult sized.
    It does very much look like the entire professional security people for the Republicans are bailing on the good ship Trump.

  3. So Democrats support Bernie, Republicans support Clinton and racist loons support Trump. Everyone Take a step to the Right!

  4. “I believe Hillary Clinton has the wisdom and experience to lead our country at this critical time.”

    Shorter Scowcroft: “Trump’s nuts.”

  5. Some of us older white guys, (who are most of Trump’s supporters) are old enough, like me, to remember him and to remember when there were wise Republicans. Some of us may have actually voted for a Republican once or twice, (not for President or Senate, mind you), but we would NEVER vote for Trump nor vote for any Republican running for office these days.

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