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Republican Congressman Says He Will Vote For Clinton

Rep. Richard Hanna of New York has become the first Republican member of Congress to declare that he plans to cast his ballot for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in the general election this November.

ThinkProgress reported that Hanna made the announcement in a recent interview with the Syracuse Post-Standard. The lawmaker also authored an op-ed, with the headline “We should all be done with Donald Trump,” for the newspaper. He called the GOP candidate “profoundly offensive and narcissistic,” and a “world-class panderer.” The op-ed stated that Trump is “anything but a leader.”

“I never expect to agree with whoever is president, but at a minimum the president needs to consistently display those qualities I have preached to my two children: kindness, honesty, dignity, compassion and respect,” Hanna wrote. “I do not expect perfection, but I do require more than the embodiment of at least a short list of the seven deadly sins.”

The congressman lashed out at Trump for ridiculing the parents of a Muslim American soldier who died in Iraq. “In his latest foray of insults, Mr. Trump has attacked the parents of a slain U.S. soldier. Where do we draw the line?” Hanna asked.

He continued: “I thought it would have been when he alleged that U.S. Sen. John McCain was not a war hero because he was caught. Or the countless other insults he’s proudly lobbed from behind the Republican presidential podium. For me, it is not enough to simply denounce his comments: He is unfit to serve our party and cannot lead this country.”

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