As of Saturday morning politicians who once supported the Republican presidential nominee are quickly reversing their opinions and condemning his candidacy, including some members of the Alabama delegation.
Here’s what the delegation is saying about Trump’s remarks:
Alabama 1st District U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne – withdraws support:
Donald Trump’s comments regarding women were disgraceful and appalling. There are absolutely no circumstances under which it would ever be appropriate to speak of women in such a way.
It is now clear Donald Trump is not fit to be President of the United States and cannot defeat Hillary Clinton. I believe he should step aside and allow Governor Pence to lead the Republican ticket.
Alabama 2nd District U.S. Rep. Martha Roby – withdraws support:
Donald Trump’s behavior makes him unacceptable as a candidate for president, and I won’t vote for him.As disappointed as I’ve been with his antics throughout this campaign, I thought supporting the nominee was the best thing for our country and our party. Now, it is abundantly clear that the best thing for our country and our party is for Trump to step aside and allow a responsible, respectable Republican to lead the ticket.Hillary Clinton must not be president, but, with Trump leading the ticket, she will be.
Alabama 3rd District U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers: Has not responded to request for comment at this time.
Alabama 4th District U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt: Has not responded to request for comment at this time.
Alabama 5th District U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks: Has not responded to request for comment at this time.
As a husband and father of two daughters, I was dismayed and angered by the comments made by Mr. Trump in 2005. Even though he made those statements over a decade ago, they are extremely offensive and not representative of my values or the values of the American people. He was right to apologize, but without showing true contrition and asking for forgiveness the apology is not sufficient. Mr. Trump should seek forgiveness and give deep and serious consideration to what he should do in regard to what is best for our country.