Republicans Who Endorsed or Supported Joe Biden in the 2020 Presidential Election

Here is a list of Republicans who endorsed or supported Joe Biden for the 2020 Presidential Election, including former Republicans who left the party during the presidency of Donald Trump.
The Top Ten
1 John Kasich John Richard Kasich is an American politician who served as the 69th Governor of Ohio from 2011 to 2019.

"Each of us searching for justice. And purpose. We can all see what’s going on in our country today. And all the questions that are facing us and no one person or party has all the answers. What we do know is we can do better than what we have been seeing today for sure. And I know that Joe Biden with his experience and his wisdom and decency can bring us together to help us find that better way. I’m sure there are Republicans and independents who couldn’t imagine crossing over to support a Democrat. They believe he may turn sharp left and leave them behind. I don’t believe that. I know the measure of the man. Reasonable. Faithful, respectful and no one pushes Joe around. Joe Biden is a man for our times. Times that call for all of us to take off partisan hats and put the nation first for ourselves and our children. When America chooses the right path and pulls together, we can dream big dreams. And we can see the top of the mountain as a United States of America. With a soul ...more

2 Jeff Flake

"It is because of my conservatism, and because of my belief in the Constitution and the separation of power, and because I am gravely concerned about the conduct and behavior of our current president, that I stand here today, proudly and wholeheartedly, to endorse Joe Biden as the next president of the United States of America."
- Jeff Flake

3 Colin Powell

"I support Joe Biden for the presidency of the United States because those values still define him, and we need to restore those values to the White House."
- Colin Powel

4 Rick Snyder
5 Bill Weld
6 Carly Fiorina Cara Carleton "Carly" Fiorina is an American businessperson and political candidate, known primarily for her tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard.

"I’ve been very clear that I can’t support Donald Trump. And, you know, elections are binary choices … I will say this: I think—I hope—that Biden understands that this moment in history calls for him to be a leader, not a politician."
- Carly Fiorina

7 Meghan McCain
8 Sully Sullenberger
9 Michael Steele
10 Joe Walsh

"I’m a conservative. I’m voting for @JoeBiden because Donald Trump is unfit. But that’s not enough. I have to do more than just say I’m “voting” for Joe Biden. I’m going to find & recruit other conservatives to vote for Biden. Because it’s time to be brave. And put country first."

- Joe Walsh

The Contenders
11 Cindy McCain

"My husband John lived by a code: country first. We are Republicans, yes, but Americans foremost. There's only one candidate in this race who stands up for our values as a nation, and that is @JoeBiden."
- Cindy McCain

12 Rick Wilson
13 George Conway

“As America contends with unprecedented loss, we need a leader who can steady our ship of state, bind up our common wounds, and lead us into our next national chapter. Joe Biden has the humanity, empathy and steadiness we need in a national leader.”
- George Conway

14 Charlie Dent

"...if electing Joe Biden is what's needed to return the GOP to a better place where it becomes more socially tolerant, constructively engaged on the international stage and supportive of reasonably regulated free markets, all the better."

15 Elizabeth Neumann

Former Trump Assistant Director of Homeland Security who accused Trump of ignoring threats of domestic terrorism, ignoring early pandemic warnings, and giving permission to white supremacists.

16 Christine Todd Whitman

Former New Jersey Governor and head of the EPA under George W. Bush, "[the election] isn't about a Republican or Democrat. It's about a person: a person decent enough, stable enough, strong enough to get our economy back on track; a person who can work with everyone, Democrats and Republicans, to get things done."

"Donald Trump isn't that person"

17 Miles Taylor

Former chief of staff to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in the Trump administration, "Given what I have experienced in the administration, I have to support Joe Biden for president and even though I am not a Democrat, even though I disagree on key issues, I'm confident that Joe Biden will protect the country and I'm confident that he won't make the same mistakes as this President."

18 Michael Hayden

Retired United States Air Force four-star general and former Director of the National Security Agency, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

19 John Negroponte

Served in the Bush administration in 2001 to 2004 as the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations and later as the first Director of National Intelligence. Along with over 70 other former national security officials, stated in a letter that Trump has "gravely damaged America's role as a world leader," "shown he is unfit to lead during a national crisis," and "solicited foreign influence and undermined confidence in our presidential elections."

20 William Webster

Held positions as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Director of Central Intelligence during the Reagan administration.

21 William Cohen

Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate, and former Secretary of Defense.

22 Sarah Longwell
23 Bill Kristol
24 Max Boot
25 Bruce Bartlett
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