GOP Sen. Blasts Trump, Gives Away His Campaign Contributions

dean hellerWith the Republican backlash to Donald Trump growing stronger from his presidential rivals by the day, it was only a matter of time until more congressional Republicans spoke out against him.

Well, Nevada Republican senator Dean Heller not only spoke out against Trump today, but took some concrete action to show how outraged he was.

Heller told The Washington Examiner today Trump’s comments were “absolutely wrong” and said, “I’ve already taken my campaign contributions from Trump that he has given me and already given it to nonprofit organizations. So, that’s how strongly I feel that his comments were wrong.”

And he very specifically said he wants to hear more Republicans speaking out too, because while “I don’t usually respond to candidates’ comments… this one has taken kind of its own direction, and I think every candidate, now, does have to respond.”

It’s worth noting here that this afternoon, HotAir’s Jazz Shaw suggested Hillary Clinton do the same, given Trump’s numerous donations to the Clinton Foundation.

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