Republican leaders issue statements supporting Khan, but strangely not mentioning Trump
It’s as though Donald Trump doesn’t exist in the statements by Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan. They want to make it clear they support the Khan family, but don’t address the source of the controversy.
…Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan issued separate statements on Sunday defending Khizr and Ghazala Kahn while strangely failing to mention the Republican presidential candidate who insulted them.
“All Americans should value the patriotic service of the patriots who volunteer to selflessly defend us in the armed services,” wrote McConnell. “And as I have long made clear, I agree with the Khans and families across the country that a travel ban on all members of a religion is simply contrary to American values.”
Ryan similarly “rejected” Trump’s comments and proposed Muslim ban without directly criticizing the man responsible for both.