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Pence, Upton, Walorski react to Trump's comments about women

Rep. Jackie Walorski and Governor Mike Pence // South Bend Tribune file photo
Rep. Jackie Walorski and Governor Mike Pence // South Bend Tribune file photo
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Donald Trump is apologizing this morning for vulgar comments he made in a leaked video from 2005.

“As a husband and father, I was offended by the words and actions described by Donald Trump in the 11-year-old video,” said Trump's running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence. “I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them.”

Pence canceled his appearance at a Wisconsin rally Saturday with House Speaker Paul Ryan. Pence would have been expected to advocate for Trump.

“It’s a new low. It’s outrageous. As a husband and father, I feel angry and sickened,” Fred Upton, [R-St. Joseph] said in a statement. “Those running for the office of the president are rightfully held to a higher standard. These latest transgressions are so grave. I urge him to think about our country over his own candidacy and carefully consider stepping aside from the ticket.”

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski [R-IN2] also released a statement overnight regarding Trump's comments.

"These vile comments are demeaning and indefensible. It is never appropriate to use such offensive language toward women, anywhere or anytime."

However, Walorski's statement does not go so far as to say that she will not support Trump.

Walorski recently said she's not commenting on Trump -- instead focusing on her race with Democrat Lynn Coleman.

"Regardless of who wins the White House, it is critical that we maintain a conservative majority in Congress to be the voice of the American people and hold our next president accountable.," she said.

Indiana's republican candidate for governor Eric Holcomb said the remarks were "offensive and unacceptable." But he goes on to say, 'While I have not made a final decision, my vote and support of any candidate should never be taken for granted."

And Indiana congressman Todd Young, who is running for US senate, said, " I think Donald Trump's terrible comments were beyond offensive." Young also stopped short of pulling his support for Trump.

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In the video Trump boasted about grabbing women’s genitals and said he could have his way with women because of his fame. Read more about it here.

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