Given my military experience, Donald Trump does not have the temperament to command our military or our nuclear arsenal.
— Mark Kirk (@MarkKirk) June 7, 2016
This past March, GOP Sen. Mark Kirk said he’d “certainly support” Donald Trump if Trump were the Republican nominee.
Today, he’s taking it back:
First un-endorsement — Sen. Mark Kirk. "I cannot and will not support my party's nominee for President."
— Erica Werner (@ericawerner) June 7, 2016
Sen. Mark Kirk: "I cannot and will not support my party's nominee for President."
— Rick Klein (@rickklein) June 7, 2016
Sen MARK KIRK, perhaps most endangered gop incumbent, says no to Trump
"I cannot and will not support my party's nominee for President"
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) June 7, 2016
Mark Kirk becomes first Republican lawmaker to rescind endorsement of Trump: "Donald Trump has not demonstrated the temperament necessary."
— Kristina L. Peterson (@kristinapet) June 7, 2016
So … will any others follow suit?
The knives are coming out, the battle lines are being drawn, but will the GOP actually do anything about Trump? https://t.co/8inQfAe15g
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) June 7, 2016
Kirk may well lose in November, but at least he can lose with honor. Better than losing & supporting Trump. https://t.co/njGoR1Jyps
— Alex Welch (@awelch744) June 7, 2016
Here’s Kirk’s full statement:
GOP Sen. Mark Kirk says he cannot support Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/bdcpKkxILd
— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) June 7, 2016