Cornyn: Trump Could Be ‘Albatross’ That Dooms GOPers Up For Re-Election

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2016 file photo, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas talks about a criminal justice reform bill during an interview with The Associated Press in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington.... FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2016 file photo, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas talks about a criminal justice reform bill during an interview with The Associated Press in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif. said Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, a bipartisan overhaul of the nation’s criminal justice system could end up waiting until next year. Support for the effort crosses party lines including Cornyn. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) MORE LESS
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Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, on Monday suggested that he was worried that if Donald Trump becomes the Republican presidential nominee, he could negatively effect some Republicans up for re-election in 2016.

“We can’t have a nominee be an albatross around the down-ballot races,” Cornyn told CNN when asked if he was worried about Trump becoming the nominee. “That’s a concern of mine.”

CNN asked Cornyn if Trump could negatively impact Republicans’ re-election chances.

“I think he certainly is a controversial figure. I think we need someone who can unify the party, as opposed to divide the party,” the senator responded, according to CNN.

The Texas senator told CNN that lawmakers up for re-election should focus on issues important to their constituents.

“It’s always important for candidates, in my experience, to be in tune with your state and not necessarily what’s happening in Washington,” Cornyn said.

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  1. …he was worried that if Donald Trump becomes the
    Republican presidential nominee, he could negatively effect some
    Republicans up for re-election in 2016.

    If? He’s a lock for the nomination.

  2. IF and when Trump gets the nomination, this worm (and all the others) will get the biggest eraser sold in the School Supply Store and do exactly what Steve Schmidt** did, when Schmidt stunned Lawrence O’Donnell and proclaimed that Trump “spoke for America”…that Trump “identified the failure of Barack Obama”…that “Trump would trounce either Bernie or Hillary in the debates in the General”.

    It actually surprised O’Donnell.

    ** The same Steve Schmidt who was canonized into MSM sainthood in the film “Game Changer”, as Schmidt (played by Woody Harrelson) invoked all of the MSM cornball faux “patriotic/America is great” metaphors in trying to control the intellectually slovenly Sarah Palin

  3. I’ll take ‘The Demise of America’ for $ 1000, Alex.

  4. Or their other option is to do something tricky at the convention and look like the cheaters they are, and that includes to a bunch of their base who are normally fine with it if directed against Dems.

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