Susan Sarandon has officially endorsed Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein |
Sarandon replied: “I want the right woman. There are great women that I admire that have headed nations.
“You’ve had a woman, I don’t know how you felt about that but I don’t
vote with my vagina you know? This is bigger than that and I don’t want
to spend a lot of time talking about Trump and Hillary because that’s
not why I’m here. This is bigger than who wins this election.”
In an official letter of endorsement published on Stein’s website,
Sarandon listed 11 bullet-pointed reasons why she will not be voting
for Clinton, including that the former Secretary of State does not
support the $15 minimum wage, or legalising marijuana and because she
supports offshore drilling.
| Donald Trump is not enough for me to support Clinton,’ Sarandon wrote |
She added: “It’s clear a
third party is necessary and viable at this time. And this is the first
step accomplishing this end. Fear of Donald Trump is not enough for me
to support Clinton, with her record of corruption.
“Now that Trump is self-destructing, I feel even those in swing states have the opportunity to vote their conscience.”
Sarandon has been repeating the phrase since February, when she backed Bernie Sanders.
She tweeted: “I don’t vote with my vagina. It’s so insulting to women
to think that you would follow a candidate JUST because she’s a woman.”
On Newsnight she told Davis: “Ultimately I don’t have the choice to
vote against my own best interests because the reason we’re in the
situation we’re in is because everyone has been voting the lesser of two
evils for so long.”