Senate Dem leader accuses GOP of 'moral cowardice' on Trump
By The Associated Press
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.