Cotton: I Would Recommend Trump ‘Apologize’ to McCain

Sunday, on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), a veteran who was deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan, said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump should apologize for his comments at Saturday’s Family Leadership Summit in Iowa that Senator Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is “a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.”

Cotton said, “I disagree with Mr. Trump’s comments. John McCain is a great American. Everyone knows that he was a POW for over five years. But, here’s one thing that most people don’t know about him. His dad was a senior admiral at the time he was a POW, and because of that,the Vietnamese offered him an opportunity for early release, in direct violation of the code of conduct for prisoners of war. John McCain declined that early release, and obeyed the code of conduct. So, I think we all should respect and honor John McCain’s service.”

He added, “I would recommend that he apologize and retract them, and then get back to the campaign that he’s been running on important issues like this Iran deal and it the threat that it poses to the United States and the world.”

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