PA GOP Candidate Rick Saccone: My Opponents Hate God, Trump, and U.S.

Rick Saccone, the Republican congressional candidate endorsed by President Trump in Pennsylvania’s special election, told a crowd of supporters Monday night that his opponents hate the president, the country, and God. “They’re energized for hate for our president,” Saccone said at a rally on the eve of Tuesday’s special election for the state’s 18th congressional district. “Many of them have a hatred for our country. I’ll you some more—my wife and I saw it again today—they have a hatred for God,” he was quoted as saying by NBC News. The remarks, which appear to be his closing argument in the race, came after a new Monmouth poll showed him behind his Democratic rival, Conor Lamb, whom Trump mocked as “Lamb the Sham” while stumping for Saccone over the weekend. Donald Trump Jr., who was on hand Monday night to campaign with Saccone, told the audience Saccone would help his father’s agenda. “We need guys like Rick Saccone to be in there fighting with my father,” he said.