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Rep. Simpson decries Trump’s ‘hateful diatribes’

Idaho 2nd District GOP Congressman Mike Simpson has joined Sen. Mike Crapo in decrying Donald Trump’s comments that a federal judge can’t be fair in his Trump University fraud case because he is of Mexican heritage. Here is Simpson’s statement:

"America is a country where all people are welcome, regardless of their ethnicity or faith. I completely disagree with Donald Trump's comments and find them offensive. At this time, I'm struggling with my support of the presumed Republican nominee, but Hillary is simply not an option. Trump would be far better off to discuss issues of importance rather than these hateful diatribes he continues to disperse."

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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