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Sun Aug 14, 2016, 04:06 PM

(R-Utah) Bob Bennett's daughters are urging his son Jim to vote for Hillary Clinton.

Bob Bennett, former Utah Senator, apologized to Muslims about Trump's anti-Muslim views before Bennett died.

Now his son Jim has left the Republican party and become an Independent. But his sisters say he should vote for Hillary.

How come no one's interviewing the sisters?


Jim Bennett, the son of former Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah), said Friday that he recently switched his voter registration to independent because the GOP has changed for the worse under its presidential nominee.

“The Republican Party that was near and dear to my heart for most of my adult life bears very little or no resemblance to the party of Trump,” Jim Bennett told MSNBC’s Kate Snow. “You know, people had called me a RINO, a Republican in name only, and I decided that I no longer wanted to be a Republican even in name as long as Donald Trump is heading the ticket.”

Bennett, who is Mormon, was in the news earlier this year when he revealed that his father had spent time before his death apologizing to Muslims for Trump’s comments.


Bennett said he thinks Trump will still win Utah because “tribal loyalties to the Republican Party are very strong.” But he still thinks Clinton has a shot, which he called “astonishing.” He said he currently doesn’t plan to vote for Clinton, but that his sisters have urged him to.


Three-term Utah Senator Bob Bennett passed away on May 4, after a struggle with pancreatic cancer.

In an interview with the Daily Beast, Bennett's family say he spent his last year becoming more and more disappointed in his party for not stopping Trump.

After suffering a stroke in his final days, one of his last wishes in the hospital was to speak to Muslim patients.

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