Former 2016 Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says she’ll support Joe Biden over President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, calling the presumptive Democratic standard-bearer a person of “humility” and “character.”
“I’ve been very clear that I can’t support Donald Trump. And, you know, elections are binary choices. I will say this: I think, I hope, that Biden understands that this moment in history calls for him to be a leader, not a politician,” Fiorina told The Atlantic’s podcast The Ticket in an interview released Thursday.
Pressed whether that meant she would vote for Biden in the general election, Fiorina replied, “Well, it’s not ’til November is it? I’m not voting for Trump … it’s a binary choice. So if faced with a binary choice on a ballot, yes.”
Fiorina is one of several Republicans who have recently said they won’t vote for Trump in November. Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton said he’ll instead write in a conservative candidate, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” earlier this month that he’ll vote for Biden.
Fiorina, an anti-abortion and former US Senate candidate, acknowledged that there are “plenty of policy differences” she has with Biden, but added that she believes the former vice president could “problem solve” and “find common ground on a bipartisan basis.”