A Republican mayor in Michigan who voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 said hes endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden for president.
Michael Taylor is the mayor of Sterling Heights, a suburb of Detroit with around 132,000 residents. Taylor said he voted for Trump in 2016 but would vote in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, the first time hes done so.
“I think Joe Biden is the candidate who can unify all of the Democrats, and hes the candidate who can appeal to moderates and Republicans like me who dont want to see four more years of President Trump,” Taylor told the Chicago Tribune.
In a tweet, Taylor said that he couldnt tell people hes proud to support Trump. Voters in the area will support the candidate they think will make their life better, the mayor said.
“With that big, independent population we have here, you can win Macomb County, you can win Michigan, you can win the White House,” Taylor told CBS.
Biden has a much better chance of unifying Democrats than Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and will also attract moderates, Taylor alleged.