Rep. Joe Heck of Nevada, who is running in a tight battle for a Senate seat in Arizona, spoke at a rally and insisted that Trump should drop out of the race. His comments were met with boos and heckles from attendees at the event.
His Democratic opponent, former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, called Heck’s sudden shift away from Trump “not leadership” but a career-saving move.” We agree with Masto.
The New York Times published a list of Republican politicians who have retracted or affirmed their intentions to not vote for Donald Trump. Some of them, including Senator John McCain of Arizona, are also locked into close political contests.
OUR FREE OPINION
We are not persuaded that all of the politicians named above have publicly stricken their support for Trump for noble reasons, rather, we think some acted to save their own political buts. As noted above, Heck is in a close election and so is Senator McCain. Our concern does not lie with the notion that these politicians are rushing towards the higher moral ground, rather, it is their cowardly retreat from a united Republican front that disturbs us. One must give the Democrats their due; they are not turning coat on Hillary even in the face of a litany of misdeeds, fraud, dangerous activities and demonstration of bad character. It is more than ironic that these Republicans are fond of saying stuff like “when things get tough, the tough get going” and then when the first sign of a tough fight emerges, they flash the white flag and crawl away. The word cowards come to mind.