COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's senior senator says "'unacceptable' doesn't even begin to describe" Donald Trump's treatment of the parents of a decorated Muslim Army captain killed in Iraq.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham tells The Associated Press that the feud between the Republican presidential nominee and Khizr and Ghazala Khan wades into an area previously untouched in politics: criticism of the families of fallen soldiers.
At last week's Democratic National Convention, Khizr Khan criticized Trump's proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country. Trump has responded by lashing out at Khan, implying his wife didn't speak because, as a Muslim woman, she wasn't permitted.
Graham ended his own quest for the presidency earlier this year and has said he'll support neither the billionaire businessman nor Hillary Clinton in November.
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