Read time: 1 minute

GOP's Charlie Dent: Donald Has 'Crossed A Bridge Too Far'

When Trump attacked the Gold Star family, he crossed a line, or finally gave them an excuse for some GOP congressman to disavow him completely.
Views:

Yet another Republican in a vulnerable district (naturally) has turned his back on the GOP's nominee, and says he won't be voting for Donald Trump in November. He told local paper The Morning Call this yesterday, and today he was on with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC further expanding on his reasons.

U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, who has been among the most critical GOP voices in Congress regarding Donald Trump's candidacy, has joined a small but growing group of Republican elected officials who won't be voting for their party's presidential nominee.

The Allentown legislator said Trump's controversial comments have become "too much" for him to support the Republican atop the general-election ticket, referencing remarks directed at Muslims, Mexicans, veterans, the family members of soldiers killed in action, as well as fellow Republicans.

"It's a bridge too far," Dent told The Morning Call on Wednesday, regarding Trump's tone and pattern of behavior.

Dent also won't be voting for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, whom he describes as "seriously flawed," due in part to Clinton's decision to use a private email server while she was secretary of state.


Comments

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.