Deerfield, IL — Republican Congressman Bob Dold’s private fundraiser with the previous losing Republican presidential candidate tonight highlights just how out of touch Bob Dold is with the people of the 10th District.
Bob Dold in 2016: With the politically toxic Donald Trump at the top of his party’s ticket, Bob Dold suddenly thinks the presidential race doesn’t affect “the direction the country“and “the next generation.” Dold’s gone quiet. That is, of course, if you don’t count Bob Dold headlining a “Beat Hillary” fundraiser for pro-Trump Republicans, saying Clinton would be “a disaster” and not good for the country, and even going so far as to equate Clinton’s desire to look at Donald Trump’s record of mistreating workers with Trump calling Hillary Clinton the devil.
Why was Bob Dold willing to endorse Mitt Romney to get rid of President Obama for the sake of the country but is unwilling to take a stand between Clinton and Trump? How could Bob Dold think President Obama was worth stopping but not Donald Trump?
Instead, Bob Dold, like every other Republican in Congress running this fall, has refused to endorse Hillary Clinton, the only viable alternative to Donald Trump.
It’s clear that Bob Dold lacks the courage or the judgment to continue to represent the 10th District.