Former Bernie Sanders supporter Susan Sarandon has officially endorsed Green Party candidate Jill Stein for U.S. President.
An Academy Award winner for her role in Dead Man Walking, Sarandon, 70, is or was a friend of Hillary Clinton over the years but told Stephen Colbert on nationwide TV last spring that she "broke up" with Clinton over her vote in favor of the Iraq War.
A self-described environmentalist and feminist, Sarandon also slammed Democrat presidential nominee Clinton for supporting fracking during her tenure as U.S. Secretary of State and for favoring big business. She also claimed that Clinton opposed the $15 minimum wage until the political winds changed. "I don't trust her," Sarandon reaffirmed at the time.
No fan of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump either, the actress/progressive activist shocked an MSNBC host last March when she observed that "Some people feel Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately if he gets in then things will really, you know, explode."
She also revealed to Colbert that "I'm more afraid of, actually, Hillary Clinton's war record and her hawkishness than I am of building a wall, but that doesn't mean that I would vote for Trump."
In a letter posted on Jill Stein's website, Sarandon listed 11 issues with which she disagrees with Hillary Clinton (including the Democrat's support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership), and then explained why she is throwing her endorsement to the Greens.
"I'm therefore very happy to endorse Jill Stein for the presidency because she does stand for everything I believe in. It's clear a third party is necessary and viable at this time. And this is the first step in accomplishing this end. Fear of Donald Trump is not enough for me to support Clinton, with her record of corruption. Now that Trump is self-destructing, I feel even those in swing states have the opportunity to vote their conscience."