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Mon Aug 1, 2016, 03:39 PM

Trump campaign asks Capitol Hill for backing in Khan controversy

Source: Reuters

Politics | Mon Aug 1, 2016 3:09pm EDT

Trump campaign asks Capitol Hill for backing in Khan controversy

WASHINGTON | BY RICHARD COWAN AND DAVID MORGAN

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign appealed to Capitol Hill for support on Monday as his attacks on the Muslim parents of a decorated U.S. soldier killed in Iraq drew sharp rebukes from fellow party members.

Trump's criticism of Khizr Khan and Ghazala Khan, who took the stage at last week's Democratic convention, sparked a growing wave of concern and dismay from Republican lawmakers responding to the latest Trump outburst to blindside his party colleagues.

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Rob Wasinger, a onetime congressional candidate who has been working for the Trump camp on congressional outreach, sent an email to senior Senate aides saying, "We want to get several member statements out today on this, and would really appreciate your help."

A similar appeal was made to Republicans in the House of Representatives, according to a senior aide.

Attached to the appeal were talking points lawmakers could use to try to tamp down the controversy growing since last week's appearance at the Democratic convention by the Khans, the parents of U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, who was killed by a bomb in Iraq 12 years ago.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-idUSKCN10C2GO

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Aug 1, 2016, 03:41 PM

1. I think they are on vacation.

Or bouncing his calls to voicemail.

I can't imagine any smart politico wanting to hop on that hayride of hate.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Aug 1, 2016, 03:41 PM

2. So he's inviting other republicans to join him in dangling his heels over the edge of the cliff??

Yea, I'm betting they will be flocking to his side.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Aug 1, 2016, 03:42 PM

3. He opened Pandora's box and now watches his "campaign" circle the drain.

Now watch how he runs like the coward he is from the upcoming debates!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Aug 1, 2016, 03:42 PM

4. " (it) would probably not cause Republican senators to withdraw their endorsements of Trump."

Don't they realize that this is going to ruin them?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Aug 1, 2016, 03:44 PM

5. Oh Please, Chuck Grassley, support Trump on this one, please, please

that may be the nail in the coffin.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Aug 1, 2016, 03:45 PM

6. I hear a resounding chorus of

crickets

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