Republicans Condemn Trump’s Disgusting Remarks About Women
GOP lawmakers have begun to release statements decrying their party nominee’s unearthed predatory conversation. Few (if any) have unendorsed him.
After The Washington Post released a 2005 audio recording of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump making graphic comments about women, various GOP lawmakers have taken to Twitter to condemn the graphic remarks.
To date, Republican National Convention chairman Reince Priebus, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) are among many Republicans who have spoken out against Trump’s comments. As of now, none of these politicians have withdrawn their support of Trump.
Thus far, only Utah Governor Gary Herbert and former Utah Governor John Huntsman have withdrawn support from Trump because of his comments. Several Republicans who already said they won't be voting for Trump, such as Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, have spoken out against the former reality star's taped boasting about sexual assault. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), who unendorsed Trump in June, has called for Trump to drop out.
Besides an initial non-apology, Trump's campaign hasn't officially commented further on the 2005 tape. Trump's Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence has remained silent as well, along with high profile supporters such as Rudy Giuliani, Chris Christie, and others.
This article has been updated throughout.