These Republicans Have Disavowed Trump Since Lewd Tape Emerged
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.): The senator, who like Lee has never supported Trump, tweeted that the GOP nominee "is wrong about his level of support. He needs to withdraw from the race."
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.): The famously #NeverTrump senator tweeted, "Character matters. @realDonaldTrump is obviously not going to win. But he can still make an honorable move: Step aside & let Mike Pence try."
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.): "DJT is a malignant clown - unprepared and unfit to be president of the United States," he tweeted, adding that Trump "should drop out" and the party "should engage rules for emergency replacement."
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Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah): The congresswoman had not yet endorsed Trump, and wrote on her Facebook page that "his behavior and bravado have reached a new low. I cannot vote for him. For the good of the party, and the country, he should step aside. I will not vote for Hillary Clinton who has her own trouble with the truth, has a major integrity deficit and seems to hold a disdain for hard-working Americans."
Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.): The congressman running to fill the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told a rally in Las Vegas today that he "cannot, in good conscience, continue to support [Trump] nor can I vote for Hillary Clinton" as “my wife, my daughters, my mother, my sister and all women deserve better. The American people deserve better."
Rep. Cresent Hardy (R-Nev.): "I will no longer support him, because I think when we degrade that mother, wife and housewife … you degrade America," Hardy told GOPs at the Vegas rally with Heck.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah): "I'm out. I can no longer endorse Donald Trump for president," Chaffetz told CNN on Friday. "There's no possible way I vote for Hillary Clinton. But, these are abhorrent. They are wrong. To use a baseball metaphor, I've got to call balls and strikes the way I see them... I'm not going to put my good name and reputation, and my family behind Donald Trump for president when he acts like this. I just can't -- I just can't do it."
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.): "As Americans we are faced with two strikingly bad choices: Donald Trump, who has abused women, and Hillary Clinton who has enabled the abuse of women," he said in a statement. "It's all wrong. For my part, I ask that Donald Trump step aside and allow Mike Pence to become the Republican nominee."
Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.): He called Trump's comments "inexcusable" and said Pence "would be the best nominee for the Republican Party to defeat Hillary Clinton."
Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.): “As disappointed as I’ve been with his antics throughout this campaign, I thought supporting the nominee was the best thing for our country and our party," Roby said. "Now, it is abundantly clear that the best thing for our country and our party is for Trump to step aside and allow a responsible, respectable Republican to lead the ticket.”
Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.): The congressman said he will write in Pence for president.
Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.): “If I support him for President, I will be telling my boys that I think it’s okay to treat women like objects — and I’ll have failed as a dad," Rooney said. "Therefore, I can no longer support Donald Trump for President and will not be voting for him or Hillary Clinton.”
Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.): “It is now clear Donald Trump is not fit to be President of the United States and cannot defeat Hillary Clinton," Byrne said. "I believe he should step aside and allow Governor Pence to lead the Republican ticket.”
Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.): The congresswoman's challenger has been running ads in the D.C. suburbs linking Comstock to Trump. “This is disgusting, vile, and disqualifying. No woman should ever be subjected to this type of obscene behavior and it is unbecoming of anybody seeking high office," Comstock said. "In light of these comments, Donald Trump should step aside and allow our party to replace him with Mike Pence or another appropriate nominee from the Republican Party.”
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.): "For the good of the country, and to give the Republicans a chance of defeating Hillary Clinton, Mr. Trump should step aside," Coffman said. "...Put the country first and do the right thing.”
Rep. Rodney Davis (R- Mo.): Davis said Trump's comments were anathema to work the congressman has been doing to combat assaults on college campuses. "Because of this, I am rescinding my support for Donald Trump and asking to have my name removed from his agriculture advisory committee," Davis said. "With the terrible options America has right now, I cannot cast my vote for any of the candidates, so I hope Donald Trump withdraws from the race so the American people can elect Mike Pence as our next president.”
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah): "Unlike the Democrats who have proven completely unwilling to hold secretary Clinton accountable for her illegal activities that endangered our national security, I am willing to hold Mr. Trump accountable," Stewart said. "I am therefore calling for him to step aside and to allow Mike Pence to lead our party.”
Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.): "I urge him to think about our country over his own candidacy and carefully consider stepping aside from the ticket."
Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.): "As a strong and vocal advocate for victims of sex trafficking and assault, I must be true to those survivors and myself and condemn the predatory and reprehensible comments of Donald Trump," Wagner said, withdrawing her endorsements and calling for Pence to top the ticket.
Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.): Has called on Republican National Committee chairman to step aside if he can't rein in Trump. "Someone needs to get to work on this really quickly," Dent told CNN today. "...If [Trump's] made himself unelectable, how does that help the Supreme Court?"
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert: Pinned this tweet on his Twitter page: "Donald Trump's statements are beyond offensive & despicable. While I cannot vote for Hillary Clinton, I will not vote for Trump."
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley: "I certainly won't vote for Hillary Clinton, but I cannot and will not vote for Donald Trump," he said in a statement to state media.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval: "This video exposed not just words, but now an established pattern which I find to be repulsive and unacceptable for a candidate for president of the United States. I cannot support him as my party's nominee."
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard: "Enough is enough. Donald Trump should withdraw in favor of Governor Mike Pence. This election is too important."
Ohio Gov. John Kasich: "It's clear that he hasn't changed and has no interest in doing so. As a result, Donald Trump is a man I cannot and should not support," Kasich, who skipped the GOP convention in his home state, said in a statement. "The actions of the last day are disgusting, but that’s not why I reached this decision, it has been an accumulation of his words and actions that many have been warning about. I will not vote for a nominee who has behaved in a manner that reflects so poorly on our country. Our country deserves better."