Journalist Cokie Roberts didn’t mince words Tuesday in describing GOP politicians who continue supporting Donald Trump despite having serious misgivings. “They’re morally tainted” she said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

“I mean there’s just no question about that. You can’t say, ‘He’s a racist and what he says is textbook racism, but I support him because he’s the nominee of my party.’”


Cokie Roberts was lookin’ at you, John McCain.

E.J. Montini of The Republic writes, McCain is sticking with Trump. Period. End of story:

McCainTimeVeterans delivered petitions to John McCain’s office this week asking the senator to drop his support for Donald Trump. There were more than 100,000 signatures. They did the same thing earlier this month at his office in Washington, D.C. At that time a Muslim veteran from Arizona called McCain “courageous” and a “man of honor” and was among those who asked him to dump Trump.

It didn’t happen.

It is NOT going to happen.

At a gathering with veterans in Phoenix this week McCain again was asked to rescind his endorsement of Trump.

He refused.

He said in part, “I certainly do not want Hillary Clinton as president of the United States and four more years of a failed national security policy.”

When pressed a little more McCain said, “I have covered that issue completely and I have nothing more to say about it. I am supporting the nominee of the party and I will continue to run my own campaign. I certainly do not want Hillary Clinton as president of the United States and four more years of a failed national security policy.”

We’re done now.

The senator has made things clear.

He said of the veterans asking him to renounce Trump: “My reaction is that I’m asking them to renounce Hillary Clinton.”

If you support McCain you are supporting a Trump supporter.

He has more faith in Trump than in Clinton, about whom he said when she was Secretary of State Clinton, “She is a great representative of America, kind of a rock star status, visited more countries than any other secretary of state.”

He believes Trump would be a better world leader and representative of the United States than Clinton, about whom he once said, “First of all, Secretary Clinton is admired and respected around the world. She and I have been friends for many years. We used to travel together…I admire the fact that she is admired throughout the world and a very effective secretary of state.”

McCain has been insulted by Trump. He has been critical of Trump.

He rarely, if ever, speaks Trump’s name.

Unlike that time on television when McCain was asked if Clinton would make a good president. He said, “I happen to be a Republican and would support, obviously, a Republican nominee, but I have no doubt that Senator Clinton would make a good president.”

I have said for years that John McCain lacks the character, temperament, honesty and judgment to serve in elected office. He has no moral center. His only “principle” is what’s best for John McCain.

I frequently quote Oliver Cromwell chastising the Long Parliament in analogy to John MccAin:

You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go.”