Illinois US Senator Mark Kirk says he knows how the Republican Party can be successful after this year’s presidential campaign that’s divided the party.
Kirk has called on his party’s nominee, Donald Trump, to drop out of the race.
Appearing on WBEZ’s Morning Shift, Kirk was asked about the future of the GOP after this election.
Kirk says Republicans should talk about financial issues, and he compared Illinois’ state government to Puerto Rico and Greece, which have also been struggling financially.
“The lessons of Illinois, Puerto Rico and Greece are probably clear before the American people now. We’ve got to run the Illinois government and Puerto Rican government in a way so that it doesn’t collapse financially,” Kirk said.
Kirk has repeatedly said he’d write-in former CIA Director David Petraeus or and Former Secretary of State General Colin Powell for president.
Kirk faces Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth in his reelection campaign.