Sen. John McCain Withdraws Support For Trump

PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain has joined the growing chorus of high-profile Republicans withdrawing support for Donald Trump.

The Arizona senator said in a statement Saturday that both he and his wife, Cindy McCain, will not be voting for Trump in the wake of lewd comments he made in a 2005 video interview.

McCain says they will instead enter a write-in candidate, “some good conservative Republican who is qualified to be president.”

McCain says there are no excuses for the GOP presidential nominee’s offensive and demeaning remarks about women.

The senator criticized comments from Trump on several occasions but ultimately remained supportive.

McCain is running for re-election in November and locked in a tight race with Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick.

 

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