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Senate Dem leader accuses GOP of 'moral cowardice' on Trump

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WASHINGTON (AP) -

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid is accusing the congressional Republican leaders of what he says is "moral cowardice" for failing to stand up to GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump.

Reid -- in a speech on GOP policies and Trump's success -- says House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell want to have it both ways.

Reid says they say they intend to support the eventual nominee -- but they're also criticizing Trump for his call to bar Muslims from the United States and his slow disavowal of support from white supremacist groups.

Reid is making a scathing critique of Trump for embracing the widely debunked notion that President Barack Obama isn't American-born and for many of his campaign comments.

Neither Ryan nor McConnell's office had immediate comment.

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