Stephanie Murphy: John Mica Should Denounce Trump and Stand with Gold Star Families

ORLANDO – Donald Trump’s offensive remarks toward Captain Humayun Khan’s family are yet another example of why he would be a dangerous and reckless president. Captain Humayun Khan was an American hero who was tragically killed while bravely serving in Iraq. While Republicans across the country have expressed outrage at Trump’s indefensible attack, Congressman Mica — who has been extremely supportive of Trump — has remained silent. Former POW and Republican Senator John McCain’s statement makes clear that Trump’s comment has offended people across party lines. 

Senator John McCain stated: 

“In recent days, Donald Trump disparaged a fallen soldier’s parents. He has suggested that the likes of their son should not be allowed in the United States — to say nothing of entering its service. I cannot emphasize enough how deeply I disagree with Mr. Trump’s statement.”

Candidate for Congress and former national security specialist Stephanie Murphy issued the following statement condemning Congressman Mica’s refusal to denounce Trump.

“After working as a national security specialist and planning counterterrorism efforts at the Pentagon, I’ve witnessed the sacrifices made by our military, veterans, and their family members. Donald Trump’s offensive comments demonstrate he would be a dangerous and divisive president. And Congressman Mica’s refusal to denounce Trump demonstrates that he’ll continue to do exactly what he’s done the last 20 years in Congress: play partisan politics. This is disappointing, but not surprising, considering Congressman Mica is a career politician who said he “loved Trump.” 

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