Former Hewlett-Packard (HP) CEO Carly Fiorina, who was an early GOP candidate in 2016, introduced she would vote for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden on this yr’s election.
“I’ve been very clear that I can’t help Donald Trump. And, , elections are binary decisions. I’ll say this: I feel, I hope, that Biden understands that this second in historical past requires him to be a frontrunner, not a politician,” Fiorina told The Atlantic‘s podcast “The Ticket” in an interview launched earlier this morning.
Requested whether or not she would vote for Biden, Fiorina answered: “Effectively, it’s not ’til November is it? I’m not voting for Trump … it’s a binary alternative. So if confronted with a binary alternative on a poll, sure.”
“I’m inspired that Joe Biden is an individual of humility and empathy and character. I feel he’s demonstrated that by way of his life,” she added, noting that although there are “loads of coverage variations” between her and Biden, she believes he can “drawback remedy” and “discover widespread floor on a bipartisan foundation.”
Fiorina’s presidential marketing campaign virtually appears an artifact of a bygone period, given how a lot has occurred since President Donald Trump steamrolled his competitors, accepted the Republican nomination, and gained the 2016 normal election. An early favourite amongst Republican voters who loved excessive ballot numbers and obtained plaudits for her opposition to abortion, she additionally positioned herself as certainly one of former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s largest detractors.
“I speak about why I’m essentially the most certified candidate to win this job and to do that job,” she said in January 2016. “Hillary Clinton can’t discuss concerning the historic nature of her candidacy if she faces me.”