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McMorris Rodgers’ continued support of Trump is ‘shameful’

(Oct. 12, 2016) — Following is a statement released Tuesday by Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO:

trump-mcmorris-rodgers“It’s downright shameful that Cathy McMorris Rodgers continues to support Donald Trump.

“Other Republicans in this state and across the country have rightly repudiated Trump for his unacceptable behavior. This is a man who has bragged about sexual assault, mocked people with disabilities, slandered immigrants, pandered to racists, insulted Gold Star families, advocated to ban Muslims — and the list goes on.

“If McMorris Rodgers is willing to set all of that aside in the name of party unity and discipline, all of us should be questioning her personal judgment and her suitability for public office. True leaders put standing up for basic human decency ahead of toeing the party line.”

WSLC-logo-NEW-color-250pThe Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, is the largest union organization in Washington state, representing more than 600 affiliated local unions with approximately 450,000 members.

► In today’s (Spokane) Spokesman-Review — Cathy McMorris Rodgers and other GOP leaders display cowardice when it comes to Trump embrace (by Shawn Vestal) — Every day, in every way, Donald Trump is putting a sales price on the GOP’s soul, a price that is measured one elected official at a time and which will continue to be paid long after Trump is gone. Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID), Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) and other Republicans of conscience are refusing to pay, but Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (D-WA) keeps writing checks, covering sunk costs. How bad — how offensive, how unprepared, how ignorant, how racist, how dishonest — would Trump have to be for McMorris Rodgers and others who are still clinging to the mast to jump ship?

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