by David Ramsey
He also said that Trump should apologize for criticizing the parents of Humayun Khan, a Muslim American soldier who died while serving in Iraq. "I think the best point of action is to express regret for what he said ... and move forward on the real issues," Cotton said.It's almost like his main beef with the "vulgar, incoherent ramblings" and "chumps...not man enough to put on the uniform" wasn't about principles but about sounding off for his partisan team. One thing that's been clarifying about Trump is to cull the scattering of politicians who believe in something greater than the letter by someone's name, and those who don't.
Cotton did voice his disagreement with Trump's recent comments regarding the North Atlantic Treaty Agreement. "I strongly disagree that our solution is not to honor our commitments to those countries," Cotton said. "If anyone thinks that not honoring our obligations under NATO would make war less likely, they're exactly wrong. It would make war more likely because it would embolden our adversaries." However, he then quickly restated the importance of getting Trump elected to repeal Obamacare and pass conservative legislation.Good to know his priorities. Trump's stated plan would make war more likely but let's elect a Republican and try to repeal Obamacare.
Is there a breaking point for your colleagues at which point they feel they can no longer abide this.Flake responded that he didn't want to speak for any of his colleagues but said, "some of us need to push back on these statements by Donald Trump, for the good of the party, for the good of the country, we need to. Because somebody making these kinds of statements shouldn't be president."
As a general principle here, it does seem to me that perhaps one’s duty to one’s party and some moral commitments that a politician might have seem to be in conflict… There are certain things that, say, a nominee of the party you support would say or support that would be out past what you could in good conscience continue to support? What is that line? If it has not been crossed yet, what could conceivably be the line that could cross that?Flake repeated that he didn't want to speak for anyone else but said the line had long been crossed, over and over again, for him.