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George H.W. Bush Reportedly Voting For Hillary Clinton

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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01:  Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush waves during the game between the New England Patriots and the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

The daughter of Robert Kennedy wrote, “The President told me he’s voting for Hillary!!”

Former President George H.W. Bush will reportedly cross party lines and vote for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in November.

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the former lieutenant governor of Maryland and daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy, posted the news Monday on Facebook. Alongside a photo of her posing with Bush, she wrote, “The President told me he’s voting for Hillary!!”

CNN followed up Tuesday, reporting that the former president had told a roomful of about 40 people the day before that he would vote for Clinton. The news outlet cited “sources close to” George H.W. Bush.

A spokesman for the 41st president, however, would neither confirm nor deny that the Republican grandee is voting for the Democratic nominee.

“The vote President Bush will cast as a private citizen in some 50 days will be just that: a private vote cast in some 50 days,” Jim McGrath told CNN on Monday. “He is not commenting on the presidential race in the interim.”

McGrath said on Twitter early Tuesday that he was “still checking” to verify Townsend’s claim. But Townsend told Politico “that’s what [Bush] said.”

Neither the 92-year-old nor his son, former President George W. Bush, have endorsed their party’s current nominee, Donald Trump. The brash real estate businessman defeated their son and brother Jeb Bush in a bitter primary this year. Although the former Florida governor himself has repeatedly denounced Trump, he has not made his choice for president known.

But many former members of both Bush administrations have announced their intention to vote for Clinton in November, including former national security adviser Brent Scowcroft, former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage.

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Zimbabwe Opposition leader Chamisa Bemoans summoning Mnangagwa to testify.

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Zimbabwe’s opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa has challenged the commission of inquiry into post-election violence, to equally summon president Emmerson Mnangagwa to testify.

The July 30 poll was the first after Robert Mugabe was forced to resign following a coup in November 2017. In the aftermath of the vote, six civilians died in an army crackdown on opposition protests.

Chamisa lost a legal challenge to the election results but still maintains the vote was rigged and that Mnangagwa lacks legitimacy.



A commission of inquiry led by former South African president Kgalema Motlante has heard evidence from security chiefs who this week denied soldiers had killed civilians and blamed Chamisa and other opposition leaders for inciting violence.

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Video from the Aug. 1 protests showed soldiers, some with their faces obscured by camouflage masks, opening fire with automatic weapons.

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Chamisa said he and former finance minister Tendai Biti were among leaders of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) who on Thursday received letters calling them to appear before the commission when it resumes hearings next week.

“If they are to be fair, what’s good for the goose must be good for the gander, they must be able to invite Mr Mnangagwa. If he is not going to go, why should I go alone?” Chamisa said to reporters at the MDC’s headquarters in Harare.

Police chief Godwin Matanga on Tuesday told the commission that Chamisa could be arrested any time for inciting violence. Chamisa said this was part of pressure on him to recognise Mnangagwa as president.

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Post Election Violence: Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Chamisa faces arrest

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Zimbabwe’s opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa is facing arrest over claims he incited violence which erupted after the July 31st presidential election.

According to the Zimbabwe Police, Chamisa is close to being arrested for inciting the violence that led to some deaths.



Armed soldiers were deployed on August 1 in the capital, Harare to suppress a protest against delays in announcing the presidential election results.

Six people were killed when opposition protesters clashed with soldiers shortly after the general elections.

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The soldiers reportedly shot some protesters resulting in deaths that were condemned globally. the protesters were agitating over the election results claiming that their candidate, Nelson Chamisa had won instead.

However, the leadership of the Zimbabwe military has rejected claims its soldiers killed civilians during a post-election violence.

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Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa had set up a commission of inquiry to look into the country’s post-election killings.

The seven-member commission of inquiry was headed by former South African President, Kgalema Motlanthe.

The commission was given three months to look into the reasons behind the protests and the role of the military in the killings.

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