GOP Congressman Won’t Support Trump Because He’s ‘An Adulterer’ (VIDEO)

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Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), a supporter of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), said Monday that he will not support Donald Trump because he is “an adulterer” but seemed to hedge on whether he would vote for Trump if he were the nominee.

“Donald Trump is an adulterer. I don’t support people who support adultery,” Brooks said on MSNBC. “And I don’t trust people who are serial adulterers, as Donald Trump has been and bragged about in writing, because I don’t think that’s an honorable thing or trait in a person.”

MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki then asked Brooks if he will support Trump if he wins the Republican nomination.

“If Donald Trump is the nominee of the Republican Party, I’m going to sit back and I am going to watch,” Brooks responded. “I’m not going to be like Sen. Ben Sasse, who publicly states that under no circumstances will he vote for Donald Trump if he is the Republican nominee.”

Kornacki tried to clarify Brooks’ response, asking if he was ruling out voting for Trump. Brooks said that the general election is a secret ballot, but said he would not vote for a Democratic candidate. Brooks added that he wouldn’t lend his name publicly to Trump.

Earlier in the interview, Brooks said that those who have endorsed Trump are going to regret it eventually.

“I think what you’re going to see 12 to 18 months from now is a lot of people who have supported Donald Trump, they’re going to regret having done so, 12 to 18 months, but right now they’re enamored with the personality. They’re enamored with a projection of Donald Trump when they really should be looking at what he’s going to do if he becomes President of the United States,” he said. “I don’t think you can trust Donald Trump with anything he says.”

Watch the interview via MSNBC:

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  1. He won’t support him, but he won’t say if he’ll vote for him. Not exactly a model of consistency.

    And if he won’t support Trump 'cause he’s an adulterer, shouldn’t he support Hillary, 'cause she’s a victim of adultery?

  2. and yet twice married Ronald Reagan is still a man-god deity…

  3. Lord, what will they think about that, one time Donald swears and nothing happened nothing came out of whatever, Andy Warhol BJ??? Unbelievable…It’s true.

  4. I hadn’t thought of it, but it’s going to be hard to pin Bill’s infidelity on Hillary when she’s running against a twice divorced man who’s happily talked about how many women he’s slept with.

  5. Idiot - R: I cant support an Adulterer. Bill Clinton comes to mind and the disaster that happened to moral fabric of the country.
    However, I will fully support The Adulterer if he was a Repblican Nominee. Bill Clinton comes to mind as economy just flourished. Perhaps being an adulterer is a requirement for success.

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