George W. Bush's brother supports Libertarian nominee
© Moriah Ratner

Marvin Bush, the brother of former President George W. Bush, said on Wednesday that he is supporting Libertarian nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonAmash won't rule out Libertarian challenge to Trump Buzz grows Amash will challenge Trump as a Libertarian Potential GOP primary challenger: Trump's 'contempt for the American people' behind possible bid MORE for president.


“I’m voting libertarian, 100 percent, these two guys — and nobody knows about them, people think it is sort of a wasted vote — but, both Gary Johnson and Bill Weld were each successful, two-term governors who balanced their budgets,” Marvin Bush said on a Washington, D.C., radio show, as first reported by BuzzFeed News.

“So they’re fiscally conservative and their essential message is get bureaucracy off our backs. It used to be a part of what the Republicans believed.”

Bush said he doesn't "necessarily buy" the argument that a vote for Johnson would help GOP nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpNASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' MORE, adding he wants to "have a conscience."

“I want honest leadership," he said. "I want proven effective people running this country and so, I want to be able to go to bed at night and so I don’t really care about that.”

Bush also criticized both major party nominees.

Johnson suggested earlier this month that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who has said he won't support Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFrustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' Poll: Nearly half of Clinton's former supporters back Biden Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE or Trump, is considering backing the Libertarian ticket.