Ana Navarro, the Republican strategist who has spent this election cycle as a vocal political commentator for cable news channels — most notably CNN — has officially broken ranks with her party. She’s been anti-Trump ever since his campaign’s inception, but her decision to actually go with Clinton was a difficult one.
In an op-ed published Monday on the Atlanta-based network’s website, Navarro writes that while she had planned to cast a write-in vote for her mother as a form of protest, her home state of Florida could prove too crucial to the outcome of the presidential race. As such, she decided to vote for the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton.
“I cast my vote for Hillary Clinton,” Navarro writes. “Let me rephrase that. I cast my vote against Donald Trump. I did it without joy or enthusiasm. I did it out of civic duty and love for our country.”