GOP Sen. Up for Re-Election This Year: ‘I Cannot and Will Not’ Support Trump

mark kirkA 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:

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:

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