WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The man who served as former President George W. Bush's first secretary of state says he'll cross the aisle, again, to vote for Hillary Clinton.
"I am voting for Hillary Clinton," he said, according to The New York Times, citing her skills as a political leader and her government experience.
"He also elaborated on several reasons why he felt that Donald Trump was not the right candidate," earwitness Paule Pachter said. "He spoke about his inexperience, he spoke about the messages that he's sending out every day to his supporters, which really paints our country in a negative light across the globe with all our allies."
Powell has criticized Trump in the past, but he has also expressed disappointment with Clinton -- particularly in emails he wrote that were leaked earlier this year after Powell's inbox was hacked.
Powell's endorsement of Clinton, however, shouldn't come as a complete surprise. He voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012.