Endangered GOP Senator Mark Kirk Retracts Support for Trump

Mark Kirk became the first Senate Republican to retract his initial support.

Kirk, a moderate Republican running in a state that skews heavily Democratic in presidential years, said last month that he would “certainly” support Trump if he were the nominee.

Several other Senate Republicans on Tuesday said they could not vote for Trump, but Kirk was the first one so far who previously said he would support the real estate mogul.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee also weighed in.

“It was not until the political fallout of Trump’s divisive politics began to hurt Kirk’s own reelection that he second-guessed his support,” DSCC communications director Sadie Weiner said in a statement.