Khizr Khan Makes Emotional Plea to McConnell and Paul Ryan to Repudiate Trump

Khizr Khan, whose speech this week became the big emotional moment of the DNC, appeared on MSNBC last night to reflect on that speech and make a request of Republican leaders.

Khan told Lawrence O’Donnell that the other half of the speech he gave he wanted to address to Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, both of whom he praised as decent, patriotic Americans:

“Isn’t this the time to repudiate Trump? What he has said, what he has threatened to do. This is a moral imperative for both leaders to say to him, ‘Enough!'”

He warned, “If your candidate wins and he governs the way he has campaigned, my country––this country will have a Constitutional crisis like never before in the history of this country.”

Khan got emotional as he said Republicans need to take “an ethical, moral stand” against Trump’s hate, and said the only reason they’re not doing so is because of “political consequences.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

[image via screengrab]

— —

Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Have a tip we should know?

Filed Under:
  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. Law & Crime
  5. SportsGrid
  6. AmboTV
  7. Gossip Cop