Former head of the Republican Party Michael Steele said Thursday he will not be voting for Donald Trump.
Speaking at a dinner in San Francisco, Steele said, “I will not be voting for Clinton. I will not be voting for Trump either,” Buzzfeed reports. He elaborated on why he will not cast a ballot for Trump: he said 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 added.
Steele led the Republican National Committee from 2009 to 2011. He joins a growing list of Republican officials who have said they will not support their party’s nominee.
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