Last night, Republican Party leader and presidential candidate Donald Trump asserted that the federal judge in the Trump University fraud case must recuse himself because, as someone of “Mexican heritage,” he could not possibly remain impartial. The five Republican U.S. Senate candidates owe it to the people of Florida to unequivocally state where they stand on their party’s nominee launching a racist attack against a federal judge — a position requiring Senate confirmation.
The questions for Carlos Beruff, David Jolly, Ron DeSantis, Carlos Lopez-Cantera, and Todd Wilcox are simple:
Do you continue to stand with Donald Trump in spite of his explicit and repeated racist attacks on the federal judge overseeing his $40 million dollar fraud case?
Do you agree with your candidate that a federal judge of ‘Mexican heritage’ has ‘an inherent conflict of interest’ because Trump plans to build a border wall and forcibly round up 11 million immigrants?
Anything short of a resounding “No” is disqualifying.
“A proudly diverse state like Florida cannot be fully and fairly represented in the U.S. Senate by a candidate who stands with Trump and his obscene, racist attacks against the federal judge in his fraud case,” said FDP spokesman Max Steele. “If the Republican Senate candidates are too cowardly to stand up to Trump’s bigotry while he’s the Republican nominee, how can Floridians trust them to stand up to Trump’s bigotry if he became president?”