After 2nd Amendment Comment, Middlesex GOP Chair Defends Trump, Upbraids Clinton

Panos, left, with former Chairman Sam Thompson.

Panos, left, with former Chairman Sam Thompson.

Middlesex County GOP Chair Lucille Panos defended Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump amid calls for him to step out of the contest following his comments about the 2nd Amendment and his opponent, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Panos said Clinton’s transgressions should concern Americans more than Trump’s oratorical stumbles.

Today, the New York Daily News called for Trump to end his presidential campaign, citing his irresponsible choice of words at a campaign rally as the latest example of ill fitness for office.

Yesterday in North Carolina, Trump said, “Hillary wants to abolish — essentially abolish the Second Amendment. By the way, if she gets to pick, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”

The comment prompted a Facebook post of rebuke from former CBS News anchor Dan Rather and others.

Asked by PolitickerNJ if Trump should drop out, Panos stood by the Republican candidate.

“I’d rather have someone who should consider his words more carefully than someone who’s actions show they are self serving and irresponsible,” said the Middlesex County chair. “Clinton Foundation, Benghazi, and gross negligence regarding confidential emails to name a few. Actions speak louder than words.”