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Vets In Congress Urge Paul Ryan To Un-Endorse Trump

U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) takes questions at a news conference in Washington, U.S. May 12, 2016. Ryan called on June 20, 2016, for the release of the full transcript of calls a gunman made as he killed dozens at a Florida nightclub as a political battle over gun violence brewed in the U.S. Congress  REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Files

U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) takes questions at a news conference in Washington, U.S. May 12, 2016. Ryan called on June 20, 2016, for the release of the full transcript of calls a gunman made as he killed dozens at a Florida nightclub as a political battle over gun violence brewed in the U.S. Congress REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Files

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“The profound disrespect Mr. Trump has shown toward Gold Star parents is a new low.”

WASHINGTON ― The fallout over Donald Trump’s attacks on the family of a Muslim American soldier continued Monday as military vets in Congress urged Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to drop his endorsement for his party’s presidential nominee.

“As veterans who previously served on active duty, we are horrified by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s slander of parents whose son died serving our country,” reads a letter to Ryan, signed by Democratic Reps. Ted Lieu (Calif.), Ruben Gallego (Ariz.) and Seth Moulton (Mass.).

“Your continued endorsement of Mr. Trump’s hateful, bigoted and sexist vision threatens the integrity of the House of Representatives in which we serve,” they wrote. “We were heartened by your first instinct, which was not to endorse Mr. Trump. We respectfully request that you follow what…

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