With Donald Trump solidifying GOP support and becoming the presumptive nominee, the national spotlight continues to shine on Arizona, as his dangerous and divisive candidacy puts the state in play this November.
Last week John McCain was caught talking about Trump’s impact on his race, particularly with the Latino community, saying how Trump damages his reelection hopes.
But yesterday, in a clear opportunity to buck his party’s nominee in regards to the racist comments, McCain stood silent.
When asked if he’d want Trump to retract his comments made against the Latino community calling them ‘rapists’ and ‘criminals,’ McCain said on CNN, “Oh, I don't know.”
In the meantime, as more Americans favor a Senate vote on Garland’s nomination, this weekend Senator Flake talked about why he’s playing along with Senate Republicans in holding up Garland’s hearing and vote.
In an interview with Meet the Press, Flake said “if we lose the election in November, then we ought to approve him [Judge Garland] quickly because I’m certain that he will be more conservative than a Hillary Clinton nomination come January.”
“John McCain and Jeff Flake can’t have it both ways,” said Arizona Democratic Party spokesman Enrique Gutierrez. “Either you stand with or stand opposed to Donald Trump. Trying to cherry pick Donald Trump’s reckless positions for their own political purposes is just too dangerous for the people of Arizona. Trump has proven he doesn’t have the temperament or judgement to be President, and if McCain and Flake stand with Trump’s divisive agenda, voters will hold them accountable.”