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Guinta endorses Trump. The question remains- what will Ashooh do?

Rochester, New Hampshire – Today, Frank Guinta officially endorsed Donald Trump. Nobody except Mr. Guinta can say exactly which issue finally prompted him to endorse Trump—it could be Trump's trashing women, or his new addition of murder to his conspiracy theories list, which already included his birther belief that President Obama was born in Kenya and that the Chinese created the concept of global warning.

Now, the voters of NH need to know if Rich Ashooh will make the same strong statement of support for the man who recently challenged the Mayor of London to an IQ challenge test, and of whom leading conservative and military historian Max Boot wrote in USA Today, "If voters nominate him, they will confirm everything bad that Democrats have ever said about the GOP.  A Trump nomination will splinter the party, sully its good name — and increase the risk that a dangerous demagogue will assume the most powerful position in the world."

Does Rich Ashooh support and endorse Donald Trump's statements that Senator John McCain is not a war hero because he got captured and tortured? Does he think Trump insulted the military and veterans when he claimed, after enjoying military deferments, that avoiding venereal disease was "my personal Vietnam. I feel like a great and very brave soldier.” Or does he have the courage to join real Republican leaders and denounce Donald Trump's ignorant and hateful comments?

Naomi Andrews, spokeswoman for former Congresswoman and 2016 Candidate Carol Shea-Porter, said:  “This is Mr. Ashooh's Profile in Courage test, and he must show voters if he has the courage to speak up against Trump, about whom Mitt Romney said, ‘His domestic policies would lead to recession. His foreign policies would make America and the world less safe. He has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be president. And his personal qualities would mean that America would cease to be a ‘shining city on a hill...’’ Mr. Ashooh was a lobbyist for the defense industry for more than two decades. Does he agree with leading military experts that Donald Trump would make the world less safe? If he does, he should say so, for the good of our country."

Carol Shea-Porter, candidate for Congress in New Hampshire’s 1st District, previously called on Frank Guinta and Rich Ashooh to denounce Trump’s deeply offensive statements.  Shea-Porter additionally called on Guinta to return a personal contribution Trump made to Guinta’s re-election campaign earlier last year.

 

 

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