October 8, 2016


In Their Own Words: Senior GOP Figures Rescind Trump Endorsements, Call On Him to Drop Out (WSJ, Oct 8, 2016)

A number of senior party figures rescinded their support and called on him to withdraw from the race.


New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte: "I wanted to be able to support my party's nominee. However I'm a mom and an American first, and I cannot and will not support a candidate for president who brags about degrading and assaulting women." [...]

Congressmen :

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz: "I'm out." [...]

Governors: [...]

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 U.S. I cannot support him as my party's nominee." [...]

Talk show host Hugh Hewitt: 

For the benefit of the country, the party and his family, and for his own good, @realDonaldTrump should withdraw. More and worse oppo coming

Pence says he's offended by Trump remarks, 'cannot defend' them (AP AND TIMES OF ISRAEL, October 8, 2016)

Pence said in a statement: "As a husband and a father, I was offended by the words and actions described by Donald Trump in the 11-year-old video released yesterday. I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them.

College Republicans chair disavows Trump over 'locker room' remarks (The Week, 10/08/16)

The chair of the College Republican National Committee, Alex Smith, formally disavowed her party's nominee in a tweet on Saturday, citing the sexually graphic comments Donald Trump made in 2005 that were released in a recording Friday. "The Party of Lincoln is not a locker room, and there is no place for people who think it is," Smith wrote...

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