August 2, 2016/News

Obama: It’s time for Republican leaders to denounce Trump

President Obama has called on GOP leaders to denounce Donald Trump. We couldn’t agree more. While Trump has continuously attempted to divide the nation to score cheap political points – most recently attacking a Gold Star family – Connecticut Republican leaders have, for the most part, either stayed silent or defended Trump.

According to the Hartford Courant:

  • House GOP leader Themis Klarides attempted to blame “media bias” for making an issue of the Republican nominee attacking the family of an American soldier killed in combat.
  • Her comments echoed GOP Chairman J.R. Romano’s bizarre defense of Trump in which he called three days of Trump attacking the Khan family a “gaffe” and also blamed media bias.
  • And GOP congressional candidate Clay Cope refused to even acknowledge that Trump’s attacks on a Gold Star family were wrong, instead trying to deflect the blame toward President Obama and Secretary Clinton.

“President Obama is exactly right. It is time for the Connecticut Republicans supporting Donald Trump to not just disavow his disgusting comments about the Khan family, but denounce his candidacy. Clearly, someone who would ban an entire religion from entering the country and attack the family of a fallen American hero is unfit to serve as our commander-in-chief. Connecticut Republicans who have defended Trump, including Themis Klarides, J.R. Romano, and Clay Cope, need to stop putting the Republican Party before our country. There is no excuse for continuing to apologize for Donald Trump’s hatred and division.” – Connecticut Democratic Party spokesman Leigh Appleby

GOP Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY) today announced he will support Hillary Clinton for president over Donald Trump. We welcome Connecticut Republicans to do the same.

The Hill: Obama: It’s time for Republican leaders to denounce Trump

By Jesse Byrnes

President Obama on Tuesday called out Republican leaders for their continued support of Donald Trump.

Obama at a news conference with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore lashed out at Trump over the Republican presidential nominee’s feud with the parents of a Muslim U.S. Army captain who killed in Iraq.

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