Senator Kirk Will Not Vote For Donald Trump

Sen. Mark Kirk
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Sen. Mark Kirk
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Senator Kirk Will Not Vote For Donald Trump

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.