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.
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
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.