Democratic senatorial candidate Conner Eldridge has issued a statement blasting Donald Trump’s comment yesterday suggesting a “Second Amendment” solution to avoiding Hillary Clinton appointees to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“Donald Trump’s reference yesterday to individuals taking violent action against Hillary Clinton is astounding. This is no laughing matter, this is no joke. No one—in either political party—can sit idly by as this continues. We have an obligation to call this out for what it is: Trump continues to demonstrate that he is unfit to be President of the United States. This is not about party: If Donald Trump were a Democrat, I would say the same thing. Senator Boozman, how can you continue to go along with Donald Trump and this behavior? Where do you stand? We cannot enable this by being silent. We must stand up and speak out: Trump’s comments put America at risk. I am running for the United States Senate to stand up, to speak out, and to take on anyone in either party that is wrong. Now is not the time for a silent Senator, it is a time for leadership.”
I’ve sent a message to the campaign of Sen. John Boozman, the Republican who hasn’t wavered in his support of Trump, seeking comment. His campaign typically does not respond, however.