Here is a full list of Republicans abandoning Trump. A vote not spent on Trump, is a vote for Hillary no matter how you look at it. While Pence may be a good and wholesome guy, there is no way he would ever beat Hillary.
Dare I say it? Maybe this has been the plan all along. However, Trump refuses to give up and that alone is an honorable trait America needs.
Washington Examiner has the full story:
After a 2005 video resurfaced showing Donald Trump make vulgar remarks about women, leaders within the GOP began criticizing the GOP nominee and some even withdraw their support.
Here are some of their comments and statements on the controversy:
Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk: “Donald Trump should drop out. GOP should engage rules for emergency replacement.”
Former New York governor and GOP presidential candidateGeorge E. Pataki: “I’m horrified by Trump tape news. Trump campaign is a poisonous mix of bigotry & ignorance. Enough! He needs to step down.”
National political director at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and former director of the Division of Political Education at the Republican National Committee Rob Engstrom: “Trump should step down immediately tonight, yielding to Governor Pence as the GOP Nominee.”
Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz: “I’m out.”
Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert: “Donald Trump’s statements are beyond offensive & despicable. While I cannot vote for Hillary Clinton, I will not vote for Trump. #utpol.”
Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock: “Donald Trump should step aside and allow our party to replace him..I cannot in good conscience vote for Trump.”
Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse: “Character matters. Donald Trump is obviously not going to win. But he can still make an honorable move: Step aside and let Mike Pence try.”
Former Utah Gov. John Huntsman: “In a campaign cycle that has been nothing but a race to the bottom — at such a critical moment for our nation — and with so many who have tried to be respectful of a record primary vote, the time has come for Governor Pence to lead the ticket.”
Utah Sen. Mike Lee: “Donald Trump is a distraction. Time for him to step aside so we can focus on winning ideas that will carry Republicans to a victory in November.”
Alabama Rep. Martha Roby: “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.”
Former GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina: “Donald Trump does not represent me or my party. I understand the responsibility of Republicans to support their nominee. Our nominee has weighty responsibilities as well. Donald Trump has manifestly failed in these responsibilities… Today I ask Donald Trump to step aside and for the RNC to replace him with Gov. Mike Pence.”
New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte: “I wanted to be able to support my party’s nominee, chosen by the people because I feel strongly that we need a change in direction for our country. However, I’m a mom and an American first, and I cannot and will not support a candidate for president who brags about degrading and assaulting women. I will not be voting for Donald Trump or [Democrat] Hillary Clinton and instead will be writing in [GOP vice presidential nominee] Governor Mike Pence for president on Election Day.”