Colin Powell no longer calls himself a Republican

Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State, no longer calls himself Republican, he said Sunday in an interview with CNN. โ€œIm just a citizen who has voted Republican and Democratic throughout his career.โ€

Powell criticized Republican MPs who did not oppose the President, because he said they wanted to protect their own political careers. โ€œWe need people who are telling the truth,โ€ said the former minister.

Powell was Minister of Foreign Affairs in the government of George W. Bush (Republican), security advisor under Ronald Reagan (Republican), but also held a senior position under Bill Clinton (Democrat). In the presidential election last year, Powell supported the Democratic candidate Joe Biden.