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Here's a List of GOP Politicians Abandoning Trump

Considering there are 301 GOP congressmen and senators, the fact that 28 of them have either withdrawn their endorsement or called on Trump to step down isn’t that significant.

Or is it?

The highest-ranking GOP politician to call on Trump to step down is Senator John Thune, chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, the third-highest position in the GOP caucus.

Here are some others:

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. I believe he should step aside and allow Governor Pence to lead the Republican ticket.”

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…put the country first and do the right thing.”

Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.): “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. 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.”

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho): “I urge Donald Trump to step aside and allow the Republican party to put forward a conservative candidate like Mike Pence who can defeat Hillary Clinton.”

Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Mo.): “The abhorrent comments made by Donald Trump are inexcusable and go directly against what I’ve been doing in Washington 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. 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.”

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard: “Enough is enough. Donald Trump should withdraw in favor of Governor Mike Pence. This election is too important.”

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Az.): “Donald Trump is wrong about his level of support. He needs to withdraw from the race.”

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.): Will reportedly back Pence.

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.): “I will not vote for Donald Trump. If Donald Trump wishes to defeat Hillary Clinton, he should do the only thing that will allow us to do so — set aside, and allow Mike Pence to be the Republican party’s nominee.”

All told, there are eight Republicans who have withdrawn their endorsements and 20 who have called on Trump to step aside.

You can view a complete list at The Hill.