On Saturday, another U.S. senator joined the long list of Republicans ditching Donald Trump. Arizona Sen. John McCain withdrew his Trump support. The 2008 Republican presidential nominee released a statement, declaring he could no longer support Trump, noting he and his wife, Cindy, would not be voting for him:
I have wanted to support the candidate our party nominated. He was not my choice, but as a past nominee, I thought it important I respect the fact that Donald Trump won a majority of the delegates by the rules our party set. I thought I owed his supporters that deference.
But Donald Trump’s behavior this week, concluding with the disclosure of his demeaning comments about women and his boasts about sexual assaults, make it impossible to continue to offer even conditional support for his candidacy. Cindy, with her strong background in human rights and respect for women fully agrees with me in this.
Cindy and I will not vote for Donald Trump. I have never voted for a Democratic presidential candidate and we will not vote for Hillary Clinton. We will write in the name of some good conservative Republican who is qualified to be President.
While campaigning for president, Trump mocked McCain for having been captured as a prisoner of war while serving during the Vietnam War. Although McCain had previously vowed his support forTrump, he was one of the notably missing Republicans at the convention in Cleveland this past July.