Hitting on married women? Condoning assault? Such vile degradations demean our wives and daughters and corrupt America's face to the world.— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) October 8, 2016
As the grandfather of two precious girls, I find that no apology can excuse away Donald Trump's reprehensible comments degrading women.— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) October 7, 2016
Donald's comments were vulgar, egregious & impossible to justify.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) October 8, 2016
No one should ever talk about any woman in those terms, even in private.
Make no mistake the comments were wrong and offensive. They are indefensible.— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) October 7, 2016
Every wife, mother, daughter -- every person -- deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. https://t.co/AVSEBastVc— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 8, 2016
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus condemned Donald Trump's sexually aggressive comments about women in a curt statement: “No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever.”Utah’s most prominent Republicans have said they will not vote for Trump, and Senator Mike Lee—never Trump’s biggest fan, but still—has even demanded his resignation from the ticket.
I strongly condemn Donald Trump's comments. This is completely unacceptable.— Speaker Tim Moore (@NCHouseSpeaker) October 8, 2016
Know what you didn’t hear in that string of denunciations? Any hint that they would be pulling their support for Trump or an acknowledgment that maybe a man who boasts about sexual assault—on top of all of his other sins against common decency—shouldn’t be given access to the nuclear codes. Other Republicans have stood up and said enough:
I condemn in the strongest possible terms the comments made by Donald Trump regarding women. I find them disgusting.— Pat McCrory (@PatMcCroryNC) October 8, 2016
Representative Barbara Comstock, R-Virginia: “This is disgusting, vile, and disqualifying. No woman should ever be subjected to this type of obscene behavior and it is unbecoming of anybody seeking high office. In light of these comments, Donald Trump should step aside and allow our party to replace him with Mike Pence or another appropriate nominee from the Republican Party.But not North Carolina Republicans, who are essentially telling voters that they wouldn’t let their wives and daughters in the same room with this vile creature, but sure, what the hell, let him in the Oval Office. Because saying otherwise might cost them the support of Trump’s most rabid fans.