In a shocking move, retiring Republican House Representative from New York, Richard Hanna moved across the aisle to endorse Hillary Clinton in light of Donald Trump's latest comments. This marks the first time that a Republican has actually endorsed Clinton, though many have announced that they would not vote for Trump. In a statement on Syracuse.com Hanna said:
"For me, it is not enough to simply denounce his comments: He is unfit to serve our party and cannot lead this country...Secretary Clinton has issues that depending on where one stands can be viewed as great or small. But she stands and has stood for causes bigger than herself for a lifetime. That matters. Mrs. Clinton has promoted many of the issues I have been committed to over the years including expanding education and supporting women's health care"
Hanna represents New York's 22nd district and has been often been seen as an outlier in the party. Hanna has only voted with Republicans on 85% of issues during his tenure, higher than only 11 other House Republicans. He was one of the first Republicans to vote for gay marriage and has not signed Grover Norquist's tax to not race pledges.