Politics Republican Congressman Says He’ll Vote For Hillary, Says Trump is a Lying, Unfit Bucket Of Shit.

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    Richard Hanna Becomes First Republican Congressman To Say He’ll Vote For Hillary Clinton
    Donald Trump “is unfit to serve our party and cannot lead this country,” he says.
    08/02/2016 09:03 am ET | Updated 3 hours ago
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    • Igor Bobic Associate Politics Editor, The Huffington Post
      Retiring Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) on Tuesday announced he will vote for Hillary Clinton in November because Donald Trump is “unfit to serve our party and cannot lead this country.”

      The three-term congressman, who represents New York’s 22nd Congressional District, is the first Republican member of Congress to announce he will vote for the former secretary of state. He previously said he could never support the GOP nominee, putting him among several conservative and establishment holdouts known as the #NeverTrump movement.

      Trump’s repeated Islamophobic attacks on the parents of a slain American war hero who appeared at the Democratic convention last week was the deciding factor.

      “In his latest foray of insults, Mr. Trump has attacked the parents of a slain U.S. soldier. Where do we draw the line?” Hanna asked in an article that the news outlet Syracuse.com published Tuesday. “I thought it would have been when he alleged that U.S. Sen. John McCain was not a war hero because he was caught. Or the countless other insults he’s proudly lobbed from behind the Republican presidential podium. For me, it is not enough to simply denounce his comments: He is unfit to serve our party and cannot lead this country.”

      Though he noted he did not agree with Clinton on every issue, the congressman cited education and women’s health care as two topics that the two agreed on.

      “I trust she can lead. All Republicans may not like the direction, but they can live to win or lose another day with a real candidate,” he wrote. “Our response to the public’s anger and the need to rebuild requires complex solutions, experience, knowledge and balance. Not bumper sticker slogans that pander to our disappointment, fear and hate.”

      Hanna may not be the last high-ranking Republican official to cross party lines come November. Sally Bradshaw, who was a long-time adviser to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), announced last week that she was leaving the GOP ― and may even vote for Clinton if the race in Florida is close. One of the Senate’s most moderate Republicans, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), also said it was possible she may vote for Clinton. Richard Armitage, the deputy secretary of state under former president George W. Bush, announced he would vote for Clinton last month.

      Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims ― 1.6 billion members of an entire religion ― from entering the U.S.
     
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    Richard Hanna, a true patriot. We speak your name....



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    House Republican Backs Hillary Clinton, Calling Donald Trump ‘Unfit to Serve’
    By ALEXANDER BURNSAUG. 2, 2016

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    Representative Richard Hanna of New York became the first Republican member of Congress to endorse Hillary Clinton for president. Credit Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call, via Associated Press
    Representative Richard Hanna, Republican of New York, broke ranks with his party to endorse Hillary Clinton for president on Tuesday, denouncing Donald J. Trump’s attacks on the Muslim parents of a soldier killed in Iraq and calling Mr. Trump “unfit to serve.”

    Mr. Hanna has long said he would not support Mr. Trump in the general election. By throwing his support to Mrs. Clinton, he becomes the first Republican member of Congress to go beyond disavowing Mr. Trump, and join forces with the Democrats against him.

    Mr. Hanna announced his plans in an interview and opinion column on Syracuse.com. He cited Mr. Trump’s disrespectful comments about the soldier’s parents, Khizr and Ghazala Khan, among the reasons for his defection.

    “I was stunned by the callousness of his comments,” Mr. Hanna said. “I think Trump is a national embarrassment. Is he really the guy you want to have the nuclear codes?”

    Mr. Hanna said he disagreed with Mrs. Clinton on “many issues,” but would vote for her anyway. “She stands and has stood for causes bigger than herself for a lifetime,” he said. “That matters.”

    Mr. Hanna, who is retiring from Congress at the end of his term, has been a maverick within the Republican Party since his election in 2010. He drew a serious primary challenger from the right in 2014 in large part because of his vocal support for same-sex marriage.

    But his support for Mrs. Clinton is another sign of the extraordinary dissatisfaction with Mr. Trump within the Republican Party’s elected ranks, especially as he forges ahead in his feud with the Khan family.

    Mr. Hanna’s announcement also came as the Trump campaign canceled a planned stop Thursday in Plattsburgh, N.Y., an upstate city north of Mr. Hanna’s district. Mr. Trump has continued to toy with competing in New York as a general election target, despite its overwhelmingly Democratic electorate.

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    Yeah, no
     
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    This number will continue to grow. :grad:
     
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    I doubt he'll be the only one
     
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    Get in line, lads and lassies!
     
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    Well trump just refused to endorse Ryan and Mcain in their reelection campaigns so that makes it easier to be like "F this maniac!" The floodgates are about to burst. Republicans are going to be running for the microphones. No one will want to be the last one to repudiate him.
     
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    Who would have thought the GOP's biggest dilemma in this election would be whether or not to endorse their candidate? :jj:
     
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    Donald is having a bad week.
     
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    Fucking RINOs are gay and faggot. Good riddance. Gotta start somewhere.
     
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    That's putting it mildly
     
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    OP with nothing good to say about Clinton so obsessed with Trump. Fag.
     
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    let's see a freshman republican make the same stand.
     
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    You must be a Ted Cruz supporter then.
     
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    Its a Trump thread. If you want to start a Hillary thread feel free. If not GFY
     
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    Trump has ZERO coat tails for down ticket races. They are all going to abandon the sinking S.S.Trump before the water gets to high over the deck.