Moran: Clinton would be damaging

May 13, 2016

Senator Jerry Moran, R-Kan., joined fellow Republicans in finding common ground to support Donald Trump as the Republican nomination for U.S. president; Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

“The idea that Secretary Clinton would be president and extend the policies of the (Barack) Obama administration for another four years, in my view, is very damaging to the country,” said Moran after a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly remodeled passenger screening area at the airport’s M.J. Kennedy Air Terminal. “The alternative to Donald Trump is not something I think our country can tolerate, which would be a President Clinton.”

Statewide, Sen. Ted Cruz carried Kansas’ Republican caucus receiving the most delegates but Cruz dropped out of the race making Trump the presumptive candidate for the party’s nomination.

“I certainly value the idea of somebody outside of Washington, D.C., bringing new ideas to how we should govern to shake things up in the nation’s capital,” he said. “I appreciate Donald Trump’s candidacy has brought lots of people to vote and to be supportive and to become Republicans.”

He said he would like Trump to fill in some of the blanks in his policy statements.

“I’m one that believes words matter and how he says things are important,” he said. “It is the campaign season when Donald Trump and other candidates get to demonstrate to voters whether they are worthy of votes.”

Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan met on Thursday amid signals that the Republican Party will work to piece itself together after a fractious primary season.

“While we were honest about our few differences, we recognize that there are also many important areas of common ground,” Trump and Ryan said in a joint statement. “We will be having additional discussions, but remain confident there’s a great opportunity to unify our party and win this fall, and we are totally committed to working together to achieve that goal.”

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