Colin Powell has told reporters that he intends to stay a Republican in order to annoy the GOP.

“Yes, I am still a Republican,” said Powell while speaking at the Washington Ideas Forum in Washington, D.C. “I want to continue to be a Republican because it annoys them.”

Powell was critical of the vocal minority in the Republican Party that he says is alienating mainstream voters.

“I think most Republicans understand that we need immigration, we are an immigrant nation [and that] it is in our best interest to do it,” said Powell.

“But there are pockets of intolerance within the Republican Party, the Republican Party had better figure out how to defeat that.”

For more on this, read the article from the Hill titled: “Powell: I stay Republican ‘because it annoys them.‘”