Former GOP Gov. Tom Ridge endorses Biden

Former GOP Gov. Tom Ridge endorses Biden

Ex Pennsylvania Repubblicano Gov. Tom Ridge endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in an op-ed on Sunday.

Vice President Biden and I both know that supporting his candidacy now certainly won’t dissuade me from speaking out later when I disagree with him,” Ridge wrote in The Philadephia Inquirer. “But we surely will do so with civility and respect, not with childish name-calling and [T]witter tirades.

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Ridge added: “Joe Biden has the experience and empathy necessary to help us navigate not only the pandemic, but also other issues that have fractured our nation, including social injustice, income inequality and immigration reform.

Ex governatore della Pennsylvania. Tom Ridge endorsed Democratic presidential nominee on Sept. 27, 2020.

Ex governatore della Pennsylvania. Tom Ridge endorsed Democratic presidential nominee on Sept. 27, 2020. (Ridge Global)

The endorsement is not a total surprise. Ridge, the first Department of Homeland Security secretary who was appointed by President George W.. cespuglio, has been critical of Trump since 2015.

I actually consider it a point of personal pride that I’m recognized for being among the first Republicans to reject Donald Trump,” Ridge wrote. “With just about one month until Election Day, President Trump continues to claim the only way he can possibly be defeated is a rigged election. Can you imagine the hubris?”

Pennsylvania is a crucial swing state in the 2020 Elezioni presidenziali.

Whether the Republican Party can restore itself or not, Non lo so. Whether it wants to or not, I don’t know that either,” Ridge wrote. “Elettori della Pennsylvania, along with voters in Michigan, Wisconsin and Florida, are likely to ultimately determine the next president. So much is at stake.

Other former Republican governors who have thrown their weight behind Biden includere Rick Snyder of Michigan e Bill Weld di Massachusetts.

Ex Ohio Repubblicano Gov. John Kasich has been even more outspoken in support of Biden, earning him a slot at the Convenzione nazionale democratica.

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