GOP Senator Susan Collins makes a moral stance.
Susan Collins breaks rank
Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) broke ranks and gave three specific reasons why she says she cannot vote for Donald Trump for President of the USA.
Susan Collins wrote the following in a Washington Post op-ed.
I will not be voting for Donald Trump for president. This is not a decision I make lightly, for I am a lifelong Republican. But Donald Trump does not reflect historical Republican values nor the inclusive approach to governing that is critical to healing the divisions in our country.
When the primary season started, it soon became apparent that, much like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Mr. Trump was connecting with many Americans who felt that their voices were not being heard in Washington and who were tired of political correctness. But rejecting the conventions of political correctness is different from showing complete disregard for common decency. Mr. Trump did not stop with shedding the stilted campaign dialogue that often frustrates voters. Instead, he opted for a constant stream of denigrating comments, including demeaning Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) heroic military service and repeatedly insulting Fox News host Megyn Kelly.
Later in the op-ed Susan Collins gave three specific reasons that pushed her over the edge. The first was the mocking of a reporter with disabilities. The second was “Trump’s repeated insistence that Gonzalo Curiel, a federal judge born and raised in Indiana, could not rule fairly in a case involving Trump University because of his Mexican heritage.” The third was “Donald Trump’s criticism of the grieving parents of Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who was killed in Iraq.”
Earlier 50 Republican foreign policy experts wrote a letter stating they will not be supporting Donald Trump for President of the United States. The text of the letter was extremely harsh and fair.