John McCain isn’t a Tea Party darling, but Donald Trump’s attack on him could stall the real estate mogul’s meteoric rise among conservative Republicans.

Trump’s opponents for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination quickly pounced on the reality TV star’s assertion that McCain is only a war hero because he got captured. Trump says he prefers servicemen who were not captured.

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry reacted by issuing a statement calling on Trump to drop out of the presidential race.

His comments have reached a new low in American politics, Perry said. His attack on veterans make him unfit to be commander-in-chief of the U.S. Armed Forces, and he should immediately withdraw from the race for president.

Donald Trump should apologize immediately for attacking Senator McCain and all veterans who have protected and served our country, Perry also said in the statement.

Source: GOP presidential candidates blast Trump on McCain’s military service | Washington Examiner