It’s been the $64,000 question this election cycle: Will President George W. Bush actually vote for Hillary Clinton?
After radio host Rush Limbaugh claimed both W. and his wife, Laura, voted for the Democractic candidate for president on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the former president quickly issued a denial — and demanded an apology from Limbaugh.
“Rush Limbaugh is wrong and needs to apologize to his listeners,” Bush communications director Freddy Ford told The Hill.
“President and Mrs. Bush voted two weeks ago (not today) and did not vote for Hillary Clinton,” Ford added.
Ford did not mention who did get their vote.
On his radio show Tuesday, Limbaugh announced to his audience that he’d been told “George W. Bush and Laura Bush voted for Hillary Clinton today.”
Limbaugh went on to explain: “On one level, it’s personal. Remember what Trump said about Jeb. But aside from that, think about party loyalty, think about issues, think about the direction of the country.”
“How does anybody vote for Hillary Clinton?” Limbaugh quipped.
The Bush family has mostly been quiet this election season since former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush dropped out of the presidential primary in February.
In September, former Maryland lieutenant governor and daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy, Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, posted a picture on her Facebook page next to Bush 41 along with the caption: “The President told me he’s voting for Hillary!!”