Election 2016 Racism

Senator Ayotte Says Trump Should Retract His Comments But Ayotte Won’t Retract Her Support

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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) is asking Donald Trump to do something she herself is not willing to do.

Ayotte says Trump should retract his comments about U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel who Trump says cannot be trusted because he's "a Mexican."

Most people who aren't racists would agree, but Ayotte still isn't willing to retract her support from Trump.

"His comments are offensive and wrong, and he should retract them," Ayotte said.

Ayotte campaign spokeswoman Liz Johnson said the senator has not changed her overall position on Trump – that she will support the GOP presidential nominee but, as a candidate for re-election, she is not planning to endorse anyone for president in this cycle.

Condemning Trump's racism means exactly nothing if you aren't willing to drop your support for him no matter what he says. Moreover, there's effectively no difference between saying you'll support him but won't endorse him. By supporting him you are endorsing him. You're supporting and endorsing racism.

Ayotte's isn't the first Republican to go this route and she'll be far from the last, but we should keep a record of it. All of them should be asked about their support for Donald Trump for years to come.

I'd be remiss not to remind everyone that Senate Republicans are blocking the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland because they believe Trump will nominate someone better. We can only assume that Trump will not nominate "a Mexican" or a Muslim. That suits Republicans just fine.

  • Christopher Foxx

    she will support the GOP presidential nominee but, as a candidate for re-election, she is not planning to endorse anyone for president

    Support, but not endorse.

    How does that work, exactly?

    • waspuppet

      It would be very nice if one of the people who are paid millions of dollars a year to cover American politics would ask her, or any of the others running this ruse, that question.

      But that would be uncomfortable, so it can’t happen.

      • Christopher Foxx

        But that would be uncomfortable, so it can’t happen.

        Comfort has nothing to do with it. They simply don’t see that as part of their job. They are, after all, “reporters”. They report what was said, they don’t question it.

  • muselet

    Party before country. Figures.

    And Kelly Ayotte is one of those the Villagers insist is a moderate. A moderate what, they don’t bother to explain.

    –alopecia

  • GrafZeppelin127

    Hmm….

    support

    verb (used with object)

    6. to uphold (a person, cause, policy, etc.) by aid, countenance, one’s vote, etc.; back; second.

    endorse

    verb (used with object), endorsed, endorsing.

    1. to approve, support, or sustain: to endorse a political candidate.

    Yea.

  • Aynwrong

    I suppose we should also assume that Trump would never nominate a woman to the Supreme Court because she may have “blood coming from her, wherever.”