close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

John McCain pulls support from Trump after lewd comments

"I have wanted to support the candidate our party nominated. But Donald Trump's behavior this week make it impossible to continue, McCain said.


John McCain pulls support from Trump after lewd comments

Washington: Senator John McCain, a senior figure in the Republican Party who was its 2008 presidential nominee, formally withdrew his support for Donald Trump over lewd remarks that threw his White House campaign into disarray.

"I have wanted to support the candidate our party nominated. He was not my choice, but as a past nominee, I thought it important I respect the fact that Donald Trump won a majority of the delegates by the rules our party set. I thought I owed his supporters that deference," read a statement yesterday from McCain, the latest in a growing number of Republicans to withdraw support for Trump.

"But Donald Trump's behavior this week, concluding with the disclosure of his demeaning comments about women and his boasts about sexual assaults, make it impossible to continue to offer even conditional support for his candidacy.

"Cindy and I will not vote for Donald Trump," he added, referring to his wife.

"I have never voted for a Democratic presidential candidate and we will not vote for Hillary Clinton. We will write in the name of some good conservative Republican who is qualified to be president."

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

Video: Suspected Kashmiri militants play cricket with AK47 as wicket

Nice, France: A year later, through the eyes of a Muslim

Top 5 inventions from Israel (Tech check)

Judaism, India's oldest foreign religion

Vegetarian beef farmer puts cows to pasture

Disabled dogs in Taiwan get hot new wheels