Former Secretary of State Colin Powell renounced the Republican Party this week.

Powell “no longer considers himself a Republican in the wake of the last week’s attack on the Capitol,” reports Breitbart News.

When questioned about the responses of “fellow Republicans,” Powell shot back:

I’m not a fellow of anything right now. I’m just a citizen who has voted Republican, voted Democrat throughout my entire career, and right now I’m just watching my country and not concerned with parties.

I do not know how he was able to attract all of these people. They should have known better, but they were so taken by their political standing and how none of them wanted to put themselves at political risk. They would not stand up and tell the truth or stand up and criticize him, or criticize others.

While the principles of Powell have been far from conservative, the “official” move comes as a surprise, especially considering Trump is likely out of office within the month.

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