McCain still stands by Trump even after racist attack on Latino judge


For Immediate Release: June 7, 2016

McCain still stands by Trump even after racist attack on Latino judge

Meanwhile, fellow Republicans Ryan, Flake and Graham take principled stands against Trump’s actions

TEMPE – John McCain’s desperate political allegiance to Donald Trump sank to a new low this week: As fellow GOP leaders strongly denounced Trump’s racist attacks on a Latino judge, McCain avoided any criticisms of Trump and could only offer weak, dodgy responses. Read them here and here.

McCain’s actions – or lack thereof – looked small when compared to the principled stands of his fellow Arizonan, Sen. Jeff Flake, close ally Sen. Lindsey Graham, and Speaker Paul Ryan, all of whom were unafraid to fully denounce Trump and his appalling actions. Graham even called Trump’s comments the “most un-American thing from a politician since Joe McCarthy.”

But rather than stand up to Trump like Flake and Graham, McCain has failed to strongly condemn the remarks or stand up for the Latino community – and instead has complained about being asked about Trump at all.

“Ann Kirkpatrick has called on John McCain to denounce Donald Trump and his racist, sexist, divisive actions for months – and comments like these show why. But McCain just keeps pledging his support to Trump again and again,” said Kirkpatrick for Senate spokesman D.B. Mitchell. “It’s clear that McCain is all out of ‘straight talk,’ and now cares more about trying to save his political career than standing up for what’s right.”


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