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News Friday, Apr 22 2016

#EventuallyTrump Senator Mark Kirk Captains Vulnerable Republicans' RNC Boycott

Apr 22, 2016

I’ve got to really do my hair that week…I’ll be back home in Illinois, talking to the people of Illinois.”

Count eventual Trump supporter Senator Mark Kirk as the latest vulnerable Republican to say he’ll skip the Republican National Convention in a futile and meaningless effort to distance himself from a chaotic and divisive convention and the GOP’s two likeliest nominees, misogynist xenophobes Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Kirk, for his part, has been insistent that he “certainly would” support Trump as the Republican nominee. Skipping the convention isn’t enough to mitigate that endorsement-waiting-to-happen.

Here’s who else plans to skip the convention, laughably hoping that geographic distance will be enough to disassociate themselves from Trump — despite the fact that they’ve had high praise for the front-runner and his divisive, hate-fueled candidacy:

So much for Speaker Paul Ryan’s call for party unity and convention participation. And good luck distancing yourselves from Trump once you start campaigning with him, Senators.

Published: Apr 22, 2016

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