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GOP senator unendorses Trump, urges him to leave ticket

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) on Saturday morning rescinded his endorsement of Donald Trump, joining the list of Republicans distancing from the party’s presidential nominee following leaked audio revealing Trump making obscene sexual remarks in 2005.
{mosads}Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) have all called on Trump to leave the GOP presidential ticket as well. Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Martha Roby (R-Ala.) have rescinded their endorsements of Trump, and conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt has called on him to leave the presidential race.
“I have reached the decision that I can no longer endorse Donald Trump,” Crapo said in a statement.
“This is not a decision that I have reached lightly, but his pattern of behavior has left me no choice.”
Crapo called Trump’s repeated actions and comments toward women “disrespectful, profane and demeaning.”
“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,” he concluded.
Trump’s lewd comments spiraled into a scandal on Friday afternoon after The Washington Post published video caught on a hot microphone before an appearance on “Access Hollywood.”
The GOP nominee talked about unsuccessfully trying to bed a married woman and said that as a celebrity, women let him “do anything.”
“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,” he said in the audio.
“Grab them by the p—-.”
Tags Donald Trump Hillary Clinton Jason Chaffetz Mark Kirk Martha Roby Mike Crapo Mike Lee Mike Pence
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