A Republican senator up for re-election this year declared in a statement this afternoon that he absolutely cannot bring himself to support Donald Trump as his party’s nominee.
Senator Mark Kirk condemned Trump’s attacks on a Hispanic judge as un-American and said, “While I oppose the Democratic nominee, Donald Trump’s latest statements, in context with past attacks on Hispanics, women and the disabled like me, make it certain that I cannot and will not support support my party’s nominee for President regardless of the political impact on my candidacy or the Republican Party.”
Kirk also tweeted this out:
Given my military experience, Donald Trump does not have the temperament to command our military or our nuclear arsenal.
— Mark Kirk (@MarkKirk) June 7, 2016
Kirk’s Senate opponent, Democratic congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, had gone after Kirk for his silence on Trump’s attacks, and tweeted this out earlier today:
Any politician, Mark Kirk included, who stays silent, or hopes to fly under the radar, is complicit in Trump's campaign of hate and division
— Tammy Duckworth (@TammyforIL) June 6, 2016
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