Late GOP senator apologized to Muslims for Trump in final days: report
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A former Republican senator who died earlier this month spent the last days of his life apologizing to Muslims for his party’s presumptive presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump administration eyes proposal to block jet engine sales to China: report Trump takes track to open Daytona 500 Brazile 'extremely dismayed' by Bloomberg record MORE, according to The Daily Beast.


Bob Bennett, a former Utah senator, asked his wife from his deathbed, “Are there any Muslims in the hospital?”

“I’d love to go up to every single one of them to thank them for being in this country, and apologize to them on behalf of the Republican Party for Donald Trump,” he said, according to Bennett’s wife and son.

His wife also told The Daily Beast that Bennett had been appalled by the rise of Trump and his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the country.

“He would go to people with the hijab [on] and tell them he was glad they were in America, and they were welcome here,” she said. “He wanted to apologize on behalf of the Republican Party.”

Bennett was defeated in the 2010 primary by Tea Party favorite Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeThe Hill's Morning Report — AG Barr, GOP senators try to rein Trump in Overnight Defense: Senate votes to rein in Trump war powers on Iran | Pentagon shifting .8B to border wall | US, Taliban negotiate seven-day 'reduction in violence' The 8 Republicans who voted to curb Trump's Iran war powers MORE. He died on May 4 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer and a stroke that left him paralyzed on the left side of his body.