Pa. Republican Gold Star Mom Says She Will Vote for Clinton
After a barrage of inflammatory statements about the military this week, people are starting to jump off the Trump bandwagon. One of those is Susan Loudon, from Brockport, Pa. A registered Republican and Gold Star mother, Loudon said yesterday in a call with reporters that she is supporting Hillary Clinton.
While she is registered as a Republican, Loudon made clear that she is not a “push-button Republican,” and that she considers herself “first and foremost and American.”
She said that this is why she found Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric so troubling. She is the mother of 2nd Lt. Christopher Loudon, who was killed in Iraq.
Additionally, Loudon spoke out against a recent incident where Trump was presented with a purple heart by a veteran. “Maybe Donald Trump would like to read my son’s autopsy report to know exactly what happened to him to get his purple heart,” she said.
Loudon’s statement comes after a group of local veterans denounced Trump’s remarks and made public their support of Clinton.
Donald Trump campaigned throughout the region Tuesday, with stops in Mechanicsburg, Ohio and Northern Virginia.