Top SC Dem asks Haley, McMaster to withdraw Trump support

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina’s top state House Democrat is doubling down on his call for top elected Republicans to withdraw their support of GOP nominee Donald Trump.

Rep. Todd Rutherford said Wednesday Gov. Nikki Haley and Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster must also tell the state’s voters if they still plan to vote for Trump.

Republicans nationwide have faced scrutiny this week due to the feud between Trump and the parents of a decorated Muslim Army captain killed in Iraq. At least one has pulled support, saying he’d rather back Hillary Clinton than the GOP pick.

Haley has reluctantly said she’d back the party’s nominee. On Monday, she expressed support for the soldier’s family and made no mention of Trump.

McMaster, one of Trump’s earliest high-profile endorsements, hasn’t responded to multiple requests seeking comment.

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