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GOP senators joining criticism of Trump over attacks on parents of Muslim soldier 

Authors: Lisa Lerer, Jonathan Lemire - August 1, 2016 - Updated: August 1, 2016

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Fellow Republicans are joining the rising chorus of criticism of Donald Trump for his disparagement of the bereaved parents of U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, a Muslim who was awarded a Bronze Star after he was killed in 2004 in Iraq. The roll of GOP senators publicly taking Trump to task reached at least five on Monday, including John McCain of Arizona, who said in a statement that the fact that Trump won his party's nomination doesn't give him "unfettered license to defame those who are the best among us."

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Lisa Lerer

Lisa Lerer

Lisa Lerer is a national politics reporter with The Associated Press.


Jonathan Lemire

Jonathan Lemire

Jonathan Lemire is a national and New York City political reporter for The Associated Press.