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Nervous Republicans see Trump sinking, and taking McConnell’s Senate majority with him

“The election is still six months away, but a rash of ominous new polls and the president’s erratic briefings have the Republicans worried about a Democratic takeover,” The New York Times reports.

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The principles that underlie our politics, the values of our founding, are too vital to our identity and to our survival to allow them to be compromised by the requirements of politics because politics can make us silent when we should speak and silence can equal complicity. I have children and grandchildren to answer to.

— Retiring Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, delivering a noteworthy speech on the floor of the United States Senate today.

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If Donald Trump is at the top of the ticket, here in Arizona, with over 30 percent of the vote being the Hispanic vote, no doubt that this may be the race of my life… If you listen or watch Hispanic media in the state and in the country, you will see that it is all anti-Trump. The Hispanic community is roused and angry in a way that I’ve never seen in thirty years.

—  John McCain on tape: Trump damages my reelection hopes

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