Senate Republicans on the spot over Trump comments on Khan


WASHINGTON (AP) — The uproar over Donald Trump’s criticism of a bereaved Army family put vulnerable GOP senators in a tight spot, underscoring anew the political challenges created for Republicans by their newly minted presidential nominee.

Senate Republicans running for re-election weighed in one after another Monday to condemn Trump’s repeated attacks on the Muslim parents of slain U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, with former prisoner of war Sen. John McCain of Arizona leading the charge.

Yet as Democrats were quick to point out, most of the Republicans criticizing Trump had already declared their plans to vote for him for president, and despite their collective outrage none of them withdrew their support.

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