TV's Montel Williams Ready to Return to GOP for Kasich

by | February 5, 2016 AT 12:59 PM

By Michelle Everhart-Sullivan

Television personality Montel Williams has endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich in the GOP presidential race.

In an op-ed for USA TODAY, Williams writes:

"I left the Republican Party in the early 1990s to become an independent. But I'm now excited about the GOP for the first time since then -- and it's because Ohio Gov. John Kasich is running for president.

If there's one thing 22 years in the military taught me, it's that we need an adult in the White House. Someone who'll stand up to our enemies abroad. Someone who is responsible enough to command the world's most powerful military. Someone who'll rise above the din of toxicity infecting our national dialogue and unite our bitterly divided public. Someone who can work with both parties while remaining true to his core beliefs. That adult is Kasich."

Williams came to Columbus in July when Kasich announced his candidacy but declined to endorse him then, saying "He's almost got me. This may be the first Republican to bring me back to the party."

While on Fox News' On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, Williams talked about why he wanted to endorse Kasich (pronouncing it KAY-sich, instead of KAY-sik.)

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