In response to Donald Trump’s appalling comments about the Khan family, Ted Strickland issued the following statement. In contrast to Senator Portman, Republican Governor Kasich spoke out against Trump’s comments yesterday.
“Donald Trump’s odious attacks on the Khan family fly in the face of the values that Americans and Ohioans believe in, cherish, and have fought to defend. This family and every family that sacrifices for our country deserves our eternal gratitude. Once again, Republican Governor Kasich has shown the courage to stand up against Trump’s despicable rhetoric, while Senator Portman has chosen political cowardice and silence. If Portman will not stand up to Trump, then he cannot be trusted to stand up for Ohioans in the Senate.”