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McSally won't support Trump... yet

Posted at 2:02 PM, May 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-23 17:02:29-04

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally said she is not ready to support presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

In a written statement released to KGUN, McSally said she will spend the next six months mulling the decision of whether or not to back Trump. 

Here's the statement:

"I recently returned from Afghanistan to the political news and like many Republicans, am still trying to make sense of it all. We’re in unchartered waters with two presumptive nominees who are viewed unfavorably by the majority of Americans. More specifically I have concerns about statements Mr. Trump has made regarding women, but I also respect the will of the voters.
So I’ll spend the next six months if needed, watching closely, learning more about him and determining what kind of man he is before I decide whether to give him my vote.
We have serious issues ahead of us and I hope this election becomes more about a battle of ideas and solutions while making the case for who should be the next Commander in Chief in a dangerous world.
Southern Arizonans elected me to do a job representing them, not because of my affiliation with any past or future presidential candidate, and I am all-in on doing that job. I have spent my whole life defying stereotypes and labeling and I'm going to continue to be that independent voice for Southern Arizonans regardless of who wins the White House."