Libertarian VP candidate: 'I'm here vouching for Mrs. Clinton'

Libertarian vice presidential candidate Bill Weld — in a striking split from running mate Gary Johnson — said Tuesday night he was "vouching" for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

While he stopped short of telling people to vote for her, Weld acknowledged that his party might only muster 5 percent of the popular vote — and he fears for what would happen if Republican nominee Donald Trump won on Election Day.

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"I know her well personally," Weld, a former Republican governor of Massachusetts, said of Clinton on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show." "I know her to be a person of high moral character, a reliable person and an honest person, however so much Mr. Trump may rant and rave to the contrary. So, I'm happy to say that, and people can make their own choices."

Johnson has attacked both Trump and Clinton, and said last week that he thinks Clinton could ultimately be impeached over the FBI review of her emails.

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UNITED STATES - MARCH 3: Gov. Gary Johnson, former Governor of NM, speaks at the American Conservative Union's CPAC conference at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., on Thursday, March 3, 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 26: Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson pretends to have a heart attack on stage while arguing in favor of legalization of marijuana during CPAC in National Harbor, Md., on Feb. 26, 2015. Former Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle, R-N.Y., not pictured, had just argued during their debate that marijuana caused an increased risk of heart attacks. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
ORLANDO, FL - SEPTEMBER 22: Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speaks in the Fox News/Google GOP Debate at the Orange County Convention Center on September 22, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. The debate featured the nine Republican candidates two days before the Florida straw poll. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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