George P. Bush Says His Grandfather, Uncle Could ‘Potentially’ Vote For Hillary Clinton
Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush says he's the only member of his powerful political family who will be voting straight-ticket Republican this election. And he says his grandfather, George H.W. Bush and uncle, George W. Bush, could "potentially" cast ballots for Hillary Clinton.
When pressed by The Associated Press at a small rally in San Marcos Tuesday night, Bush said then of George H.W. 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."
In the last few months, speculation about how and if the Bushes are voting has grown.
In September, a Facebook post sparked rumors of George H.W. voting for Clinton. Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy, posted a picture of herself with Bush and added, "The President told me he's voting for Hillary!!" She later confirmed the conversation she had while meeting Bush in Maine to Politico.
In May, Bush's spokesman Jim McGrath said George H.W., who has enthusiastically endorsed every Republican nominee for the past five election cycles, will stay quiet in this race, the Texas Tribune reports. To be clear, Bush 41 hasn't offered support for the GOP nominee nor has he endorsed Clinton.
Like his father, George W. isn’t talking either, but he was on the campaign trail for a bit with Jeb and has criticized Trump's policies.
In February, George P.’s father, Jeb, ended his own presidential run after a contentious primary race against Trump. The former Florida governor has said he isn’t voting for either presidential candidate. George P., endorsed Trump in August, which he said was a "bitter pill to swallow."
Needless to say, it’s going to be an interesting Thanksgiving at the Bushes.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.