Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend is the former Lt. Governor of Maryland and the daughter of the late Robert “Bobby” Kennedy.
On Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, Townsend posted on her Facebook page a picture of herself shaking the hand of former Republican president George Herbert Walker Bush, with this caption: “The President told me he’s voting for Hillary!!”
Townsend told Politico in a telephone interview that she had met with Bush in Maine earlier that day, where he made his preference known that he was voting for Hillary. Townsend said, “That’s what he said.”
A spokesman for Bush did not deny it. He told ABC News:
“The vote President Bush will cast as a private citizen in some 50 days will be just that: a private vote. He is not commenting on the presidential race in the interim.”
Remember my post 7 months ago on whether Bush had made a throat-slashing gesture at Trump at the GOP debate in Houston, Texas on Feb. 25, 2016?
At the time, I gave Bush the benefit of doubt.
I no longer do.