For Libertarian vice presidential nominee Bill Weld, his fear of Donald Trump becoming president is greater than his loyalty to the Libertarian Party.
The former Massachusetts governor told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow in an interview Tuesday that he is “vouching” for Clinton's character.
"Well, I’m here vouching for Mrs. Clinton ― and I think it’s high-time somebody did,” Weld, who has known Clinton for four decades, said. "And I’m doing it based on my personal experience with her, and I think she deserves to have people vouch for her other than members of the Democratic National Committee. So, I’m here to do that."
Weld, who is running with Libertarian nominee former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, went on to say that he believes Clinton is a "person of high moral character” and “an honest person."
Weld’s remarks about Clinton put him at odds with Johnson, who said Tuesday that he sees the former secretary of state as “corrupt.” And if Clinton enters the White House still under FBI investigation, Johnson said that her email scandal will “unquestionably” be "the nation's agenda for the entire time she is office, and it may well end up in impeachment."
Weld, on the other hand, said that FBI Director James Comey’s decision to reopen the bureau's criminal probe into Clinton’s private server left him "outraged."
"I do not have my candidate hat on here,” he said on CNN Tuesday. “I have on my former Justice Department hat. And I’m outraged by what’s going on here because it’s such a violation of Justice Department policies, procedures, whatever."