McCain: Trump Should ‘Suffer The Consequences’ For Explicit Comments

AP

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) released a statement Friday night that was his strongest criticism yet of his Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump.

After audio and video were released by the Washington Post Friday of Trump making explicit and predatory comments about women, McCain said that Trump should “suffer the consequences” for his actions.

“There are no excuses for Donald Trump’s offensive and demeaning comments. No woman should ever be victimized by this kind of inappropriate behavior. He alone bears the burden of his conduct and alone should suffer the consequences,” McCain said in a statement from his campaign Friday night.

McCain, a former Republican presidential nominee himself, has steadfastly continued to endorse Trump even after Trump criticized McCain for being captured as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

McCain joined several Republican presidential candidates who criticized Trump’s comments Friday night. There was still no indication that any of the senators who had endorsed Trump were pulling their endorsements.

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