Khizr Khan called upon Sen. John McCain and other “good Republicans” to withdraw their support for Donald Trump. Such a clear repudiation of the party’s incendiary nominee would be “a historic moment in the Republican Party,” he predicted.
“I implore Sen. McCain … I continue to implore all of the good Republicans who either support or are going to vote for their party’s candidate, this will be a historic moment in the Republican Party,” Khan told Cronkite News in an interview on Tuesday.
After Trump disparaged Khan, the father of a Muslim-American soldier who died in Iraq in 2004, McCain issued a damning statement against him: “I cannot emphasize enough how deeply I disagree with Mr. Trump’s statement. I hope Americans understand that the remarks do not represent the views of our Republican party, its officers, or candidates,” he said.
Nonetheless, McCain has continued to support the candidate.
“If you publicly rebuked him, you will look back and you will stand tall in front of the nation and you will say you were not for this, we were for (a) better America,” Khan said.
Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.
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