Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzCongress's latest hacking investigation should model its most recent Fox News Audio expands stable of podcasts by adding five new shows The myth of the conservative bestseller MORE, a Utah Republican lawmaker and chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has dropped his endorsement of Donald TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE in reaction to the publication of lewd comments about women.
The congressman made the statement during a live interview with Fox 13 in Salt Lake City.
“I’m out. I can no longer in good conscience endorse this person for president. It is some of the most abhorrent and offensive comments that you can possibly imagine," he said.
"He's put the party and this country in an awful place ... I get the sense this probably isn't the end of them. There might be more."
Chaffetz is the first GOP congressman to pull his endorsement of Trump after The Washington Post published audio of Trump talking about how women let him "do anything" because he's famous.
"Grab them by the p----,” Trump adds. "You can do anything."
In a later interview on CNN, Chaffetz said he wished that GOP vice presidential nominee Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard Pence'Justice for J6' organizer calls on demonstrators to respect law enforcement Ethics group files complaint against former Pence chief of staff Marc Short Pence aiming to raise M ahead of possible 2024 run: report MORE was at the top of the ticket, but he stopped short of calling on Trump to drop out of the race.