Charlie Crist: I Left The GOP Because They Are Racist And Anti-Gay

Politico recaps the interview below:

“I couldn’t be consistent with myself and my core beliefs, and stay with a party that was so unfriendly toward the African-American president, I’ll just go there,” Crist said Tuesday on Fusion’s “America with Jorge Ramos.” “I was a Republican, and I saw the activists and what they were doing; it was intolerable to me.” Crist, who said he is “liberated as a Democrat,” insisted he broke with the GOP because the party’s leadership “went off the cliff.” “They’re perceived now as being anti-women, anti-immigrant, anti-minority, anti-gay, anti-education, anti-environment,” Crist said of the Republican Party.

Crist is currently polling several points ahead in his bid to unseat Florida Gov. Rick Scott.