McCain Dumps Trump Because He Has ‘Demeaned Women’

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has lost the support of another party leader, Sen. John McCain, Politico reported.

“When Mr. Trump attacks women and demeans the women in our nation and in our society, that is a point where I just have to part company,” the veteran Arizona lawmaker said Monday night, during his Senate debate with Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick on PBS.

McCain was reacting to a 2005 audio recording released last week in which Trump used vulgar language and suggested he had kissed and groped women. Dozens of Republican politicians have rescinded their endorsements of the nominee. Some are calling for Trump to step aside and allow vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence or someone else to be at the top of the GOP ticket.

“It’s not pleasant for me to renounce the nominee of our party,” McCain said. “He won the nomination fair and square, but … I have daughters. I have friends. I have so many wonderful people on my staff. They cannot be degraded and demeaned in that fashion.”

The Arizona Republic reported that on more than 60 occasions during the debate, Kirkpatrick mentioned McCain’s previous endorsement of Trump. The senator, while he did not campaign for the nominee, continued to support him even after Trump ridiculed him. In July 2015, the candidate declared that McCain is “not a war hero” even though he spent more than five years imprisoned in North Vietnam.

Source: Politico
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