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Rep. Dan Crenshaw Stands Up to Trump: ‘Stop Talking About Senator McCain’

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), who is considered to be a rising star within the Republican party, kept his message to President Donald Trump short with regards to the late Sen. John McCain.

“Mr. President, seriously stop talking about Senator McCain,” the freshman congressman from Texas tweeted Thursday.

Many in the Republican party have been quiet in the face of Trump’s repeated attacks on McCain this week. By speaking out, Crenshaw joins Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA), who went a step further in his condemnations of the president. He said, “[T]he country deserves better, the McCain family deserves better, I don’t care if he’s president of United States, owns all the real estate in New York, or is building the greatest immigration system in the world. Nothing is more important than the integrity of the country and those who fought and risked their lives for all of us.”

“It’s deplorable what [Trump] said. It will be deplorable seven months from now if he says it again,” he later added.

“My job is to represent the people of South Carolina. They want me to work with the president where I can. I’ve gotten to know the president, we have a good working relationship,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) also said. “I like him. I don’t like it when he says these things about my friend, John McCain, and the best thing that can happen for all of us is to move forward and focus on the challenges.”

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