Susan Sarandon formally endorsed Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein in a letter Wednesday that also lists several reasons why the actress cannot support Democrat Hillary Clinton.
“Fear of Donald Trump is not enough for me to support Clinton, with her record of corruption,” the Thelma and Louise star wrote in a letter posted to jill2016.com
Sarandon said she had been “waiting for any indication that Hillary Clinton’s position on the issues that are most urgent” to her would change. The letter lists nearly a dozen reasons why Sarandon cannot bring herself to vote for the Democratic nominee.
Clinton’s failure to support the $15 minimum wage and her seemingly neutral stance on marijuana legalization were among the reasons why Sarandon said she could not support Clinton. The actress also listed Clinton’s support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, her “unconditional” military support of Israel and that the candidate “takes lobbyists’ money for campaigning” as other reasons she decided to support Stein.
Sarandon was never a supporter of the early Democratic frontrunner, and was instead among Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ most vocal celebrity backers during the Party’s primary.
In April, Sarandon said she preferred Donald Trump’s proposed border wall to Clinton’s bad “moral judgment.” A month later, Sarandon said Clinton is “more dangerous” than Trump. Before that, Sarandon asked a fired-up crowd of Sanders supporters in Iowa: “What has Hillary done that we’re bragging about?”
The actress also memorably wrote on her Twitter account that it was “insulting” that people would think she would vote for Clinton based on her gender alone. “I don’t vote with my vagina,” she wrote in February.
Sarandon concluded her endrosement letter by writing that a third-party president is “necessary and viable at this time.”
“Now that Trump is self-destructing, I feel even those in swing states have the opportunity to vote their conscience,” she wrote.