Colin Powell says he's no longer a Republican
Published at : 11 Jan 2021
Former Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff and US Secretary of State Colin Powell announced on CNN that he is no longer a member of the GOP, citing the leadership of Donald Trump as a reason for leaving the party.
"I can no longer call myself a fellow Republican," Powell told CNN's Fareed Zakaria. "I do not know how [Trump] was able to attract all these people. They should have known better, but they were so taken by their political standing, and they weren't willing to take a political risk, they would not stand up and tell the truth, or stand up and criticize him or criticize others."