Former RNC Chair Isn't Voting For Donald Trump--Or Hillary Clinton

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Oct 21, 2016 1:45 PM
Former RNC Chair Isn't Voting For Donald Trump--Or Hillary Clinton

Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele, who led the RNC from 2009 until 2011, will not be voting for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election. Steele said this at a dinner honoring Mother Jones on its 40th anniversary. Steele said that he thought Trump's campaign gave voice to a "racist underbelly" in the United States, and thus, he won't be supporting it.

Steele also said the debates made him feel physically ill.

From BuzzFeed:

“I will not be voting for Clinton,” Steele told a dinner in honor of the 40th anniversary of the progressive magazine Mother Jones in San Francisco Friday. “I will not be voting for Trump either.”

Steele, a former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, said that Trump has “captured that racist underbelly, that frustration, that angry underbelly of American life and gave voice to that.”

“I was damn near puking during the debates,” Steele said, adding that he believes Trump only represents 30% of the Republican Party.

Current RNC Chair Reince Priebus has continued to support Donald Trump as Election Day grows near.