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Khizr Khan to McCain, GOP: 'You Will Stand Tall' if You Rebuke Trump

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By    |   Friday, 12 Aug 2016 03:13 PM

Khizr Khan, the father of an Army captain killed in Iraq, called on Sen. John McCain and other GOP leaders to denounce Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Cronkite News reported that McCain had been "my and my family's hero." He said the last book he sent his son Humayun Khan, who died in 2004 in Iraq, was McCain's book, "Why Courage Matters."

"I implore Sen. McCain . . . I continue to implore all the good Republicans who either support or are going to vote for their party's candidate" to condemn Trump.

"If you publicly rebuke him, you will look back and you will stand tall in front of the nation and you will say you were not for this. We were for [a] better America." Khan said.

On his website JohnMcCain.com, the Arizona senator called on Trump to "set the example for what our country can and should represent." He also praised Humayun Khan, saying, "His name will live forever in American memory, as an example of true American greatness."

McCain explained that he would not denounce Trump because of McCain's loyalty to the Republican Party.

"I am morally bound to speak only to the things that command my allegiance, and to which I have dedicated my life's work: the Republican Party, and more importantly, the United States of America. I will not refrain from doing my utmost by those lights simply because it may benefit others with whom I disagree."

Khizr Khan engaged in a war of words with Trump after Khan spoke at the Democratic National Convention. That battle led to many Republicans slamming Trump's remarks, and Republican Sen. Susan Collins said she would not vote for Trump because of it

After Trump declined to endorse McCain, Khan defended McCain, saying during a CNN interview, "For me to hear Donald Trump malign my hero — my son's hero — it is just mind-boggling."

Two days after Khan's interview, Trump endorsed McCain, according to CNN

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