Saturday, March 12, 2016

Backbenchers Cruz, Rubio and Kasich play politics with Chicogo violence and say its Trump’s fault

I guess when trying to overtake Trump, those in his wake will take political advantage of anything that comes along.
  But, trying to blame Trump for the actions of others, especially in a city like Chicago with plenty of self –inflicted problems that existed there way before Trump ever thought about running for president, is a far reach. 

Fox News reports Republican presidential rivals jockeying for position behind businessman Donald Trump took the opportunity to hit him over the violence that led to the cancellation of his rally in Chicago Friday night.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who currently has the second most delegates in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, accused the front-runner of inciting the restlessness that was seen inside the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion.

“Thirty people were arrested today over violence and then the rally was cancelled, protesters took violence into their own hands ...any campaign that disrespects the voters and a campaign that encourages violence and facing allegations against members of the press you create an environment that encourages this,” Cruz said.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio pointed out to reporters that there isn’t violence at his campaign rallies nor are there any incidents for Cruz, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Democratic presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

“There is only one candidate that has violence at his events. I think potentially some of the rhetoric he has used contributed to this environment and it’s disturbing,” Rubio added.

Kasich piled onto the criticism of Trump’s rallies, saying in a statement that the “seeds of division that Donald Trump has been sowing this whole campaign finally bore fruit, and it was ugly.”

He then encouraged Americans to unite and not to fall for those who “try to divide us for personal gain.”

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