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Politics Former Bush official shreds Trump in endorsement of Joe Biden for president

00:25  28 september  2020
00:25  28 september  2020 Source:   nydailynews.com

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This is a list of notable individuals and organizations who have voiced their endorsement of Joe Biden 's campaign for President of the United States in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Former Trump DHS official backs Biden ; cites racist Trump policies, divisiveness. As president , Biden would lead a comprehensive effort to contain the coronavirus in the United States, the Earlier this week, more than two dozen former Republican Congress members backed Biden for president .

Another member of the Republican elite has defected to Joe Biden’s camp.

Tom Ridge wearing a suit and tie: Tom Ridge, former Department of Homeland Security secretary under George W. Bush, endorsed Joe Biden on Sunday. Writing © Hamburg, Harry Tom Ridge, former Department of Homeland Security secretary under George W. Bush, endorsed Joe Biden on Sunday. Writing "It will be my first vote for a Democratic candidate for president of the United States," he joined a growing list of Republicans shunning Trump for Biden.

Tom Ridge, who was a cabinet secretary under former Republican president George W. Bush, endorsed the Democratic nominee on Sunday.

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Biden has won the endorsements of four Republican cabinet secretaries; Obama administration Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Former Pennsylvania Gov. and Bush Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge endorsed Biden in a Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed, comparing Trump ’s

US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden answers questions after speaking about the [+] coronavirus pandemic and the economy on June 30 The PAC, 43 Alumni for Biden , claims to have hundreds of former Bush officials in its ranks and aims to boost Biden through “testimonial videos”

“I will cast my vote for Joe Biden on Nov. 3. It will be my first vote for a Democratic candidate for president of the United States,” Ridge, a former governor of Pennsylvania, wrote in an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer. "But it is not the first time I have said ‘no’ to Donald Trump. I urge my fellow Pennsylvanians to join me.

“[Trump] lacks the empathy, integrity, intellect and maturity to lead,” Ridge continued. “He sows division along political, racial and religious lines. And he routinely dismisses the opinions of experts who know far more about the subject at hand than he does.”

Ridge was among more than 100 Republicans who voiced opposition to Trump in 2016, though he did not endorse then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

“Joe Biden has the experience and empathy necessary to help us navigate not only the pandemic, but also other issues that have fractured our nation, including social injustice, income inequality and immigration reform,” Ridge wrote.

A small army of Republicans, from former Ohio Gov. John Kasich to short-lived Trump communications director Anthony Scaramucci, has come out in support of Biden.

Over the summer, officials who worked for the George W. Bush administration launched a political action committee to support Biden called “43 Alumni for Biden,” according to CNN.

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