Susan Sarandon on why she is not voting for Hillary Clinton: 'I don’t vote with my vagina'

'I want the right woman,' says the actor

Maya Oppenheim
Thursday 03 November 2016 15:54 GMT
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She maintains it is important to have a new party in America to bring an end to the two-party system
She maintains it is important to have a new party in America to bring an end to the two-party system

Susan Sarandon has said she will not be voting for Hillary Clinton in the forthcoming presidential elections because she does not vote with her “vagina”.

The 70-year-old oscar-award-winning actor, who is known for her roles in Thelma & Louise and Dead Man Walking, said she wanted the “right woman” to become President.

Sarandon, who has formally endorsed Green Party candidate Jill Stein, explained she would not be voting for either Ms Clinton or Donald Trump. She argued it is imperative to get independent candidates up to the five per cent mark in order to start a new party.

“I want the right woman. There are great women that I admire that have headed nations,” the actor and activist, who was an outspoken Bernie Sanders supporter, told BBC Newsnight on Wednesday.

“You’ve had a woman, I don’t know how you felt about that but I don’t vote with my vagina you know? This is bigger than that and I don’t want to spend a lot of time talking about Trump and Hillary because that’s not why I’m here. This is bigger than who wins this election.”

After the interviewer Evan Davis pressed her about whether it was “indulgent” not to align herself with either of the main candidates, Sarandon argued that we were in this political situation because the public had been voting for the “lesser of two evils” for a long period of time.

Sarandon maintained it was important to have a new party in America to bring an end to the two-party system. Sarandon also argued it was certain Ms Clinton would win because she had the backing of the “neoconservatives”, the press and the networks.

“I am worried about the wars, I am worried about Syria, I am worried about all of these things that actually exist. TTP and I’m worried about fracking," Sarandon insisted. "I’m worrying about the environment. No matter who gets in they don’t address these things because money has taken over our system".

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