Former Republican Governor and Bush DHS Secretary Tom Ridge has announced he is endorsing Joe Biden for President.
Ridge made the announcement via an Op-Ed article for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Ridge tweeted “It’s time to put country over party. It’s time to dismiss Donald Trump. Why I’m voting for @JoeBiden on November 3rd.”
It’s time to put country over party. It’s time to dismiss Donald Trump.
— Gov. Tom Ridge (@RidgeGlobal) September 27, 2020
In his Op-Ed Ridge writes “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? Can you imagine any other president in our lifetime — or ever — saying something so dangerous and un-American? We are in the midst of a health crisis, when we should be doing all we can to help citizens vote safely, yet he continues to cast doubt on the sanctity of the vote. He’s done so multiple times here in Pennsylvania. It’s deplorable, yet utterly consistent with past reprehensible behavior.”
He adds “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. But we surely will do so with civility and respect, not with childish name-calling and Twitter tirades. 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.”