Oh sure, he said Trump. From Syracuse.com:
Trump clashed with Khizr and Ghazala Khan after they appeared on stage at the Democratic National Convention last week. Trump roughly dismissed the couple's criticism, and suggested Ghazala Khan was prevented from speaking at the convention because of her Muslim faith.
Hanna said it's unthinkable that anyone would criticize Gold Star parents.
"I saw that and felt incensed," Hanna said in an interview. "I was stunned by the callousness of his comments."
He added, "I think Trump is a national embarrassment. Is he really the guy you want to have the nuclear codes?"Did I mention that Bill Clinton lost the nuclear codes when he was president? That's not in the story.
Hanna is only in his fourth year in Congress, but he already has carried a reservoir of water for Hillary.
From Huffington Post on October 14, 2015:
A second congressman admitted on Wednesday that the Republican House committee created to investigate the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, is solely “designed to go after” Hillary Clinton.
“This may not be politically correct, but I think that there was a big part of this investigation that was designed to go after people and an individual, Hillary Clinton,” Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) said on WIBX First News with Keeler in the Morning, a radio show in upstate New York.
Republicans say they formed the House Select Committee on Benghazi to investigate the attack. Democrats have complained that the committee, which has cost taxpayers about $4.5 million during its 17 months of existence, was primarily a political stunt.Some Gold Star parents matter more than others.
I wonder how the National Review will react to Hanna coming out of the closet. On June 14, 2014, long before Hanna's public rebuke of his own party, the magazine published a column by Michelle Malkin, which began:
How do you spell “sidesplitting chutzpah”? In New York’s 22nd congressional district, it’s spelled: R-I-C-H-A-R-D H-A-N-N-A. He’s the liberal GOP incumbent trying to cling to public office by smearing the Marine mom, small-business owner, lawyer, and conservative state assemblywoman poised to take his seat next week.
Claudia Tenney is as rock-solid a Republican as they come: pro-life, pro-limited government, pro–Second Amendment, pro-entrepreneur, pro–American worker. As one of New York’s top conservative legislators, Tenney has been unafraid to challenge the powers that be in both political parties. As an attorney, she has fought valiantly against cronyism and corruption. She has opposed the New York Democratic machine on everything from in-state tuition discounts for illegal aliens to taxpayer slush funds to dirty casino–government deals.Obviously, Hanna prevailed. Les obvious is whether our highly principled moral and intellectual superiors in the Never Trump club will embrace him as a martyr for a cause more noble than wining.
So what does this mean for Trump? Congress has a disapproval rate of 79.8 percent, according to Real Clear Politics.
Deservedly so. Congress no longer serves the people or even the lobbyists and money men who finance them. Congress is all about re-election.
A Republican congressman endorsing Hillary helps Trump sell himself as the outsider who will take Washington down.
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