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Senator Kirk Will Not Vote For Donald Trump

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M Spencer Green

llinois Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk has announced that he will not support his party’s presumed nominee Donald Trump in the November presidential election. 

In a statement, Kirk criticized Trump’s contention that a Mexican-American judge would not be able to remain objective in a case involving Trump. Kirk called Trump’s stance “un-American.” 

In a related tweet, Kirk said Trump does not have the temperament to run the U.S. military and to handle nuclear codes.

Kirk’s decision not to support Trump comes a day after his challenger U.S. Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth slammed Kirk for remaining silent about Trump’s comments about the Mexican-American judge. 

Morning Shift talks to WBEZ’s Lauren Chooljian about the developments.

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