Pat Toomey: “I hope to… enthusiastically support Donald Trump.”

In a radio interview this morning, Senator Pat Toomey said he might not be able to support Donald Trump, but he’d really, really like to:

I hope to get to the point where I can enthusiastically support Donald Trump.

Donald Trump has accused women in politics of playing the “woman card,” and said that women have it easier than men. He’s called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States and for police to patrol Muslim neighborhoods. Trump has referred to Mexicans as rapists, and said “wages are too high.”  Yet, Toomey has promised his support to the Republican nominee again and again — even if it’s Trump.

As late as May 1, Toomey was on the Trump train. Only now — when it is politically convenient — is Toomey wagging his finger (if that’s even what you can call it) at Trump. Sorry, Senator Toomey, hedging your bets isn’t a denouncement […]

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Gillespie Cozies Up to Trump, Endorses A Year Out From VA Gov’s Race

Everyone is getting brought into the fold of the #EventuallyTrump Party…and among them, Ed Gillespie, former RNC Chair and Virginia gubernatorial candidate.

While other GOP candidates in tough races this year are avoiding endorsing their presumptive party nominee, Gillespie thinks he’s getting a head start for his governor’s race in 2017 by embracing Trump now.

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More Like Ted Lose, Amirite?

With tonight’s big Trump win in Indiana, you can tack “presumptive Republican presidential nominee” on to Donald Trump’s long list of glaringly unpresidential descriptors. Here are a few others: conspiracy theorist, hate and fearmongerer, misogynistforeign policy amateur, and GOP xenophobe-in-chief.

So better chug whatever Bailey’s you’ve got left in your corn flakes, Reince, because the time has come for you and the rest of the Republican Party — yes, even the #NeverTrumpers — to get on board the Trump Train and unite behind Donald Trump as your party’s nominee.

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler made the following statement on tonight’s GOP primary result in Indiana: 

“Donald Trump has at every turn disqualified himself from being commander in chief. And yet, he’s consolidated the GOP into the Party of Trump, actively promoting a platform of alienation and division. It’s a lose-lose situation, but Republicans only have themselves — and their months of Trump-enabling — […]

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#EventuallyTrump Senator Toomey Thinks Drawing Attention To His Trump-Ties Is “Outrageous”

Despite repeated assertions that he will “support the Republican nominee“, Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey thinks it’s “outrageous” to tie him to Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Toomey can try to run from Donald Trump, but he can’t run from their shared extremism.

Toomey shares Trump’s vision for tax giveaways for the wealthy and corporations. Like Trump, he’s argued against a fair wage for workers. Toomey and Trump have both denigrated the Black Lives Matter movement while propagating the fantasy that Trump rallies are peaceful places.

Today, Senator Toomey yet again pledged his support to the Republican nominee while recognizing that Donald Trump is in “a very strong position” to be that nominee. Toomey can claim tying him to Trump is outrageous, but the only thing that’s outrageous is how closely Pat Toomey has aligned himself with Donald Trump.

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Like Paul Ryan, Boehner And McConnell Are #EventuallyTrump

Representatives Mike Kelly, Jeff Miller, and Bill Shuster — the latter two, chairs of the House Transportation and Veteran’s Affairs Committees, respectively — just endorsed Donald Trump. And the GOP frontrunner scored an even bigger nod yesterday, when former Speaker of the House John Boehner drew a line in the sand when it comes to his pick for the GOP nomination.

After calling Ted Cruz, “Lucifer in the flesh” and elaborating that he had “never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life,”Boehner got down to brass tax, saying that he would never vote for Cruz in a general election but, according to the Stanford Daily,  “accepted Trump as the presumptive Republican nominee…[and] would vote for Trump in the general election if he becomes the Republican nominee.”

Don’t be surprised if Donald Trump has some kind words for Boehner in coming days. Last night, Trump praised Senate Majority […]

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Trump Rolls The Competition, Marches On Toward Nomination

After Trump’s dominating performance last week in New York, he’s on track to secure commanding victories against Ted Cruz and John Kasich across five states tonight and head into Indiana next Tuesday with a majority of wins under his belt. The hastily arranged Cruz-Kasich alliance, which neither candidate seems intent on following too closely, might be too little, too late for the anti-Trump forces to stave off another delegate-rich win for Trump. Even then, there are signs that Trump is the second choice candidate for both Cruz and Kasich supporters, meaning this effort could all be futile.

 
American Bridge 21st Century President Jessica Mackler released the following statement in response to tonight’s Republican primary results:
 
“Donald Trump has secured another sweeping series of victories this evening, taking the “Republican front-runner” tag a few steps closer to becoming the ‘presumptive nominee.’ While the Republican establishment still seek out Ted Cruz as an alternative at their pipe-dream contested […]

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#EventuallyTrump Senator Mark Kirk Captains Vulnerable Republicans’ RNC Boycott

I’ve got to really do my hair that week…I’ll be back home in Illinois, talking to the people of Illinois.”

Count eventual Trump supporter Senator Mark Kirk as the latest vulnerable Republican to say he’ll skip the Republican National Convention in a futile and meaningless effort to distance himself from a chaotic and divisive convention and the GOP’s two likeliest nominees, misogynist xenophobes Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Kirk, for his part, has been insistent that he “certainly would” support Trump as the Republican nominee. Skipping the convention isn’t enough to mitigate that endorsement-waiting-to-happen.

Here’s who else plans to skip the convention, laughably hoping that geographic distance will be enough to disassociate themselves from Trump — despite the fact that they’ve had high praise for the front-runner and his divisive, hate-fueled candidacy:

Senator Chuck Grassley, whose transparent excuse is that he may not be able to find a hotel or motel […]

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GOP In Disarray: Paul Ryan Calls Out Attempts to Avoid Convention Chaos

Mississippi Senator and NRSC Chair Roger Wicker is telling vulnerable Senate incumbents to stay away from the Republican National Convention. Wicker says he’s instead “advising candidates to be present for more unifying events.”   Apparently Wicker has accepted that the RNC will inevitably devolve into divisive, Trump-dominated chaos. And Senators like John McCain, Mark Kirk, Kelly Ayotte, and Richard Burr are jumping at the opportunity to distance themselves — if only geographically — from Trump, and plan on skipping Cleveland.

But House Speaker Ryan knows the truth: the GOP built Trump (and Ted Cruz for that matter), divisive rhetoric and threat of electoral damage and all — and the party will have to embrace its nominee. So when CNN asked Ryan about the trend of Senators skipping the convention, he laid down the party line:  “I think we should go. This is our convention, making our nominee — so I think […]

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Party Of Trump Gives GOP Establishment (Another) Wake Up Call

Tonight’s lightning-fast call is another rude awakening for the Republican Party establishment’s reluctant Ted Cruz supporters — and a reminder from the party’s far-right base that the GOP is still the Party of Trump.

Despite having lost two primary contests in a row, Donald Trump nonetheless entered tonight with a 197-delegate lead over Cruz. And with a total of 95 delegates up for grabs in New York, he’s sure to surge even further ahead and closer to the nomination.

In other words: Get ready for the Eventually Trump movement. Tonight is proof that the Republican Party remains as committed as ever to xenophobic fear-mongering, misogyny, extreme anti-choice policies, and anti-science climate change denial. And irregardless of whether the eventual GOP nominee is Trump or Cruz, the party will get just that.

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