'I don't vote with my vagina': Why Susan Sarandon is not backing Hillary Clinton

‘I don’t vote with my vagina’: Why Susan Sarandon is not backing Hillary Clinton

Susan Sarandon has caused controversy by stating why she is not voting for Hillary Clinton, even though doing so would prevent a Donald Trump presidency.

The actor said she does not “vote with her vagina” and will instead be voting for the Green candidate in the US election, Jill Stein.

Sarandon, 70, said she will not be voting for Clinton or Trump because she feels it is important to get third-party candidates up to the 5 per cent mark.

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She explained she is not against having a woman candidate, despite having been a vocal Bernie Sanders supporter, telling BBC Newsnight: “I want the right woman. There are great women that I admire that have headed nations.”

The actor continued: “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.”

Interviewer Evan Davis asked her whether it was not “indulgent” to decline to vote for either of the two main candidates.

She responded that she does not want to vote for the “lesser of two evils” and wants to end the two-party system.

Sarandon also claimed Hillary Clinton is going to win because she has the support of “neoconservatives”, the press and the networks.

The actor said: “I am worried about the wars, I am worried about Syria, I am worried about all of these things that actually exist. I’m worried about fracking.

“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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