More GOP calls for Trump to step aside

More GOP calls for Trump to step aside 

Posted: 10:21 am Saturday, October 8th, 2016

By Jamie Dupree

The day after Donald Trump’s midnight apology over the publication of a 2005 video that featured vulgar remarks about women, a drumbeat of Republicans in Congress continued to denounce their party’s nominee for President, with more taking the extra step of asking Trump to drop out of the race for the White House.

“Trump’s behavior makes him unacceptable as a candidate for president and I won’t vote for him,” said Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), who represents a very conservative district in southern Alabama.

“Step aside and let Mike Pence try,” said Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), who has long refused to endorse Trump.

“Donald Trump should step aside and allow our party to replace him,” said Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA), who is in a tough re-election race in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.

Out West, almost the entire Republican Establishment of the state of Utah is now arrayed against Trump – the latest, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), who Trump said could be one of his Supreme Court picks.

Democrats in the Congress also joined in, moving to pile on Trump and Republicans in tough races any way they possibly could.

Trump was also hemorrhaging support in talk radio circles on Saturday:

But even with all the controversy over Trump, only a handful of Republicans had taken the step to reject their party’s nominee; most like Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) simply rebuked their party’s standard bearer.

As for Trump, here is his short video statement from Friday night:

A number of my readers and listeners have written me over the last day, complaining that not enough news media attention has been given to the Wikileaks release of hacked emails from a top aide to Hillary Clinton.

I wrote about that – along with the latest release of Hillary Clinton emails by the State Department.

Much more telling though, is the reaction of GOP lawmakers in the Congress – which story is more powerful, the Trump tape or Wikileaks?

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