Washington GOP official: Trump's remarks made when he was a Dem
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Washington State GOP Party Chairwoman Susan Hutchison is defending Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpUS reimposes UN sanctions on Iran amid increasing tensions Jeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Trump supporters chant 'Fill that seat' at North Carolina rally MORE's controversial comments about going after women.

Hutchison said the 2005 remarks were made when Trump was a Democrat, and criticized Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonJeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Momentum growing among Republicans for Supreme Court vote before Election Day Warning signs flash for Lindsey Graham in South Carolina MORE for slamming her Republican rival over the comments.

“Donald Trump’s comments in 2005 – 11 years ago were made when he was a Democrat,” Hutchison said, according to a report by KING5 in Washington. “The hypocrisy of Hillary Clinton to say Trump does not belong in the White House when her husband defined this behavior.”

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Trump made a series of lewd remarks in the 2005 audio, including that women would let him "do anything" because he's famous. 
 
"You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything.

"Grab them by the p----,” Trump adds. "You can do anything."

Trump's Virginia campaign chair, Corey Stewart, also defended the Republican nominee on Friday, stating that women are "not concerned about whether he acted like a frat boy, as a lot of guys do.”

Those Republicans appear to be in the minority, however.
 
Many other Republican office-holders have blasted Trump over the comments.
 
In Washington, Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers condemned the remarks, and House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzThe myth of the conservative bestseller Elijah Cummings, Democratic chairman and powerful Trump critic, dies at 68 House Oversight panel demands DeVos turn over personal email records MORE, withdrew his support of the GOP nominee altogether.