Susan Sarandon Politics: Why Actress Still Can't Support Hillary Clinton This Election [VIDEO]
Susan Sarandon may sway more toward the liberal side of the aisle, but she has no intention of voting for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
After months of supporting Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary, Sarandon is not automatically transferring that endorsement to Clinton. The award-winning actress has now thrown her support behind Green Party nominee Jill Stein, and she explained why in a new CNN interview.
"I wanted to vote for somebody who, in some way, is concerned about the things that concern me," she explained to CNN. "After my experience, it's very clear to me that the DNC is gone, and we need a progressive party."
Sarandon has been a vocal opponent of the DNC's actions this election season, particularly after the WikiLeaks email revelations showed the organization seemingly favoring Clinton over Sanders.
While many Clinton supporters have argued that not voting for her is essentially a vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump, Sarandon thinks both major candidates are at fault.
"If you look at who supports their campaign, and who's contributed to Hillary's campaign, it's every single one of these corporations and banks," Sarandon explained to CNN. "So that's one of the problems - you're not going to hear anything from her. I don't think [Trump] is concerned either."
Sarandon has also previously spoken about understanding why Americans are throwing their support behind Trump, considering the amount of frustration in politics these days.
"The good news, if you want some good news, is that everybody's so frustrated that at least we're awake," she told CNN.
Sarandon sent a letter to Stein and the Green Party this week, explaining how Clinton does not support the $15 minimum wage, legalizing marijuana and a great number of other topics, and, "I'm therefore very happy to endorse Jill Stein for the presidency because she does stand for everything I believe in," she wrote. "It's clear a third party is necessary and viable at this time. And this is the first step in accomplishing this end. Fear of Donald Trump is not enough for me to support Clinton, with her record of corruption. Now that Trump is self-destructing, I feel even those in swing states have the opportunity to vote their conscience."