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Former GOP Rep. Chris Shays Voting for Clinton

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By    |   Thursday, 11 Aug 2016 12:37 PM

Former Congressman Chris Shays on Thursday became the latest Republican to flip, penning a piece on CNN in support of Hillary Clinton, and condemning the GOP convention as "almost like a lynching."

 

 

The 21-year Connecticut representative who supported John Kasich in the GOP primary, wrote on CNN that "Donald Trump lost me a long time ago."

"So I watched the conventions," Shays said on CNN's "New Day" program. "Republicans had a very dark convention. It was almost like a lynching, you know — guilty and lock her up.

"And I thought this isn't the party of Ronald Reagan and it ain't the party that I joined. And then I watched the Democratic Convention and Hillary did all the things that reminded me why I liked her."

In his opinion piece on CNN, Shays said it's with a "strong conviction" that he's going to vote for Clinton, a first voting Democratic in his 34-year career as an elected official.

"I think many Republicans know Donald Trump could cause great damage to our country and the world at large, and still plan to vote for him," Shays wrote. "But not me. He represents practically everything I was taught not to be, and everything my wife and I taught our daughter not to be."

Further, Shays said on "New Day" that Trump is dangerous.

"First off, he's ignorant of the world and he's ignorant of what he says," Shays said. "He's casual about nuclear weapons, about our adversaries. He's giving our allies the impression that we may not be there for them.

"Words matter, particularly for a president . . . And he doesn't have a principle that heads him in a good direction."

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Former Congressman Chris Shays on Thursday became the latest Republican to flip, penning a piece on CNN in support of Hillary Clinton, and condemning the GOP convention as "almost like a lynching."
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