INDIANAPOLIS — The Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Indiana is declining to say whether he’s comfortable with Donald Trump serving as commander in chief and possessing the nation’s nuclear launch codes.
Congressman Todd Young avoided directly answering the question several times in an interview with The Associated Press. Finally the former Marine declared that Trump “has not disqualified himself from getting a top-secret security clearance,” while Democrat Hillary Clinton has.
Young is supporting Trump in a state the Republicans are all but certain to win. He is opposing Democrat Evan Bayh, a former senator.
Democratic Senate candidates are working hard to tie their GOP opponents to Trump, but Bayh is not using that strategy, given Trump’s support in the state and the presence of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as Trump’s running mate.