Jim Webb, a former Democratic presidential candidate, made clear Friday he would not be voting for Hillary Clinton, but said he might consider voting for Donald Trump.
Webb announced on July 2, 2015 that he would seek to challenge Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, and later dropped out in order to consider an independent presidential run, which he ultimately rejected.
Speaking Friday to MSNBC, Webb unequivocally declared, "I would not vote for Hillary Clinton.”
Asked whether he would vote for Trump should he become the Republican presidential candidate, Webb said he was open to the idea.
“I'm not sure yet. I don't know who I'm going to vote for,” he told MSNBC.
Webb explained his decision in that Clinton would simply continue President Barack Obama’s policies, but added that with Trump, while things would change, he is not convinced it would be for the better.
“If you're voting for Donald Trump, you may get something very good or very bad,” Webb said. “If you're voting for Hillary Clinton, you're going to be getting the same thing.”
Trump has come under fire from fellow Republicans in recent days. On Thursday, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney blasted Trump as “a phony, a fraud” whose “promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University.”
Arizona Senator John McCain later agreed with Romney, saying in a statement he shared Romney's concern about Trump and urging Republican voters “to pay close attention to what our party's most respected and knowledgeable leaders and national security experts are saying about Mr. Trump, and to think long and hard about who they want to be our next commander-in-chief and leader of the free world.”
Webb was affiliated with the Republican party before 2006, before switching to the Democratic party.
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