George P Bush says relatives may vote for Hillary Clinton

Bush was addressing a small Republican rally in San Marcos, Texas, Tuesday night.

By: AP | Washington | Published:November 2, 2016 7:07 am
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George P Bush says he’s the only member of his powerful political family who will be voting straight-ticket Republican and says his grandfather and uncle, both former presidents, could “potentially” cast ballots for Hillary Clinton. Bush was addressing a small Republican rally in San Marcos, Texas, Tuesday night.

He was pressed later by The Associated Press to clarify his remarks. He said then of George HW Bush and George W. Bush: “I don’t know how they voted. I’m speculating, to be honest.”

Asked if either could vote for Clinton, Bush answered: “Potentially. But hard to speculate.”

Bush is Texas’ land commissioner. His father, Jeb, is the former Florida governor who was defeated by Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primary.