Pence drops out of Ryan campaign event

GOP vice presidential nominee Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceMcConnell amid Trump criticism: 'I'm looking forward, not backward' Cheney drama exposes GOP's Trump rifts McConnell sidesteps Cheney-Trump drama MORE will no longer attend a campaign event on Saturday with House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Facebook upholds Trump ban; GOP leaders back Stefanik to replace Cheney Budowsky: Liz Cheney vs. conservatives in name only Cheney at donor retreat says Trump's actions 'a line that cannot be crossed': report MORE (R-Wis.), according to reports.

Ryan was originally scheduled to appear with Donald TrumpDonald TrumpVeteran accused in alleged border wall scheme faces new charges Arizona Republicans to brush off DOJ concern about election audit FEC drops investigation into Trump hush money payments MORE, but Trump was dropped from the event in the wake of the Washington Post publishing leaked audio of Trump making vulgar comments about women in 2005.

Pence was supposed to attend in his running mate’s place. But the Indiana governor is "not going to the Wisconsin GOP event today,” according to NBC News.


Pence decided himself not to attend the event and was not uninvited by Ryan, according to a Politico reporter.

Trump's campaign is under siege from Republicans on Saturday in the wake of the leaked audio. Four GOP senators have called for him to leave the party's presidential ticket, another said she won't vote for him, and two House members unendorsed him.