Missing: kindness, honesty, dignity, compassion and respect

The first Republican Representative to ditch Trump.

Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY) is the first Republican member of Congress to announce he’ll vote for Hillary Clinton this November.

Regarding the reasons he was resolved not to support Trump in the first place, Hanna wrote that they “were simple and personal. I found him profoundly offensive and narcissistic but as much as anything, a world-class panderer, anything but a leader.”

“I never expect to agree with whoever is president, but at a minimum the president needs to consistently display those qualities I have preached to my two children: kindness, honesty, dignity, compassion and respect,” he continued. “I do not expect perfection, but I do require more than the embodiment of at least a short list of the seven deadly sins.”

That’s what’s so astonishing about this whole thing – he’s such a terrible human being, and he makes it so obvious. He’s mean, rude, a bully – and an ignoramus, and loud with it, and boastful, and grandiose. How did this happen? What’s wrong with us?

In the interview with the Post-Standard, Hanna says Trump’s criticizing of Gold Star parents left him “incensed.”

“I was stunned by the callousness of his comments,” he added. “I think Trump is a national embarrassment. Is he really the guy you want to have the nuclear codes?”

No, he is not.

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