While Sen Dean Heller (R-NV) says he has donated to charity the campaign contributions given to him by Donald Trump, Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says he's keeping the money Trump contributed to him.
"I'm going to keep the money and condemn him, condemn his actions," Graham said laughing.
According to FEC records, in 2014 Trump donated $2,600 to Team Graham Inc, the campaign committee for Sen Graham.
"Listen, I don't want to stereotype him," Graham said of Trump. "He's done a lot of good for the wounded warrior program, you know, he has done a lot of good for charities, I just disagree with his--on 11 million plus illegal immigrants, and I don't think I need to prove to anybody where I'm at on immigration."
Heller announced today he would be donating the money Trump gave to his campaign, including $2,000 given to Heller in 2015. Heller said Trump's comments on illegal immigrants "certainly weren't up to my standards" for accepting contributions, calling them "very disrespectful."
"I think we should treat everybody respectfully, with dignity and I don't think his comments reflected that," Heller said.
Over the past years, Trump has contributed to dozens of politicians from both sides of the aisle, including Hillary Clinton, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Sen John McCain (R-AZ).
McCain, when asked about whether Trump's comments were appropriate or not, cited the "close relationship" his home state of Arizona has with Mexico, but didn't outright criticize Trump.
"I think that anybody in America is free to make the statements that they make, but I can tell you that people in my state, because of our knowledge and background and history would certainly not feel that way," McCain said.