A member of the Republican National Committee (RNC) is calling on a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate in California to return campaign contributions made by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Shawn Steel, who has served on the RNC since 2008, contends Trump is not a conservative but instead is “exploiting the Republican Party in his latest PR gambit.” Steel wrote a commentary last week in Flash Report, a blog that covers California politics. “Donald Trump is a big government authoritarian who backs liberal Democrats like Kamala Harris,” he added.
Steel also served as chairman of the California GOP from 2001 to 2005.
Harris, currently the California Attorney General, is running for the Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer in 2016. The Trump Organization has donated $6,000 to Harris’ campaign for Attorney General, and Steel has called on Harris to distance herself from Trump.
“When national embarrassment Donald Trump isn’t busy attacking immigrants, he’s writing big checks to Democrat Kamala Harris. Attorney General Kamala Harris should denounce Trump’s offensive comments and give her ‘Donald Dollars’ to charity,” writes Steel.
That’s why today, I’m calling on Democratic US Senate candidate and state Attorney General Kamala Harris to disgorge her campaign of its contributions from national embarrassment Donald Trump.
Like many Republican voters, I have yet to make up my mind in the presidential race. But, I am decidedly against a big government hypocrite like Donald Trump.
Conservative Republicans and progressive Democrats can agree: Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric has no place in politics. It’s time that Kamala Harris stood up to her campaign contributor.
Trump has also given $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation, supported Obama’s first presidential candidacy in 2008, and switched political parties at least five times since the 1980s. The real estate mogul is taking a hard line on immigration and is refusing to back down over controversial comments he made after first announcing his candidacy for president last month.
h/t: Flash Report
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