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News Monday, Aug 1 2016

How Can Congressional Republicans Support Trump After He Denigrated A Gold Star Family?

Aug 01, 2016

Somehow, Sens. Kelly Ayotte, Ron Johnson, Chuck Grassley, Marco Rubio, Pat Toomey, Roy Blunt, and Rob Portman, and Reps. Joe Heck and Todd Young, are still supporting Donald Trump after he lashed out at Gold Star parents for honoring their son who was killed in Iraq by a suicide bomber..

Trump this Sunday displayed his indignant and reactive temperament by questioning Khizr and Ghazala Khan, who spoke at the DNC convention on behalf of their son killed in 2004. The Khans made an impassioned case against Trump for hoping to ban people from the U.S. based on their religion, as well opposing Trump for vilifying people like their son from serving in the U.S. military based on their religion.

“What will it take for Senate and House Republicans to repudiate Trump and his dangerous breed of nationalism?” asked Jessica Mackler, president of American Bridge. “Trump’s disregard for our soldiers’ sacrifices is even more evidence that he is fundamentally unfit to be Commander-in-Chief.”

Published: Aug 1, 2016

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