What would it take for Republican leaders to fully repudiate Donald Trump?
Khizr Khan, the father of fallen Army Capt. Humayun Khan, has called repeatedly for Republican leaders to condemn their nominee's repeated attacks on his family and Muslim faith. Khan's tearful pleas have been met instead with carefully worded statements that have largely fallen short, NBC News reports.
"There had been some statements coming from the Republican leadership. But there is amazing silence. Silence of rebuke, silence of asking no more," Khizr Khan said Monday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." The party's nominee has repeatedly attacked Khizr Khan and his wife, Ghazala Khan, since they appeared the Democratic National Convention to condemn the candidate's proposed temporary ban on allowing Muslims to come to the U.S.
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Trump's repeated controversies, potentially unconstitutional proposals and outbursts are forcing his party to confront a painful dilemma: Can they preserve their careers and principles standing by their nominee, or do they stay out of the election or even support Hillary Clinton?