Tuesday, October 11, 2016

(still more) What local Republican leaders are saying about the 2005 Donald Trump lewd comment caught on hot mic.

Lamar Alexander, U.S. Senator,Tennessee
I am disgusted by Donald Trump's comments. I believe he is driving the presidential campaign to a new low and is running out of time to persuade the American people that he should lead our country and represent American values.

Congressman Marsha Blackburn
While I do not agree with everything that he says, I share the same concerns on major issues facing our nation. The issues of national security, economic security and religious liberty deserve our attention and best efforts,

Congressman Diane Black
I would've yanked my son by the ear if he had talked that way when he was a teenager much less an adult. Our country's problems are severe and I am frustrated that Donald Trump's immaturity keeps distracting us. I condemn his attitudes toward women displayed in that tape,

Governor Bill Haslam
I want to emphasize that character in our leaders does matter. None of us in elected office are perfect, but the decisions that are made in the Oval Office have too many consequences to ignore the behavior we have seen.

It is time for the good of the nation and the Republican Party for Donald Trump to step aside and let Gov. Mike Pence assume the role as the party’s nominee. If he does not step aside, I will write in a Republican for the office of President.
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker,
These comments are obviously very inappropriate and offensive and his apology was absolutely necessary.
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn
Mr. Trump's comments were disgusting and I condemn them. He has apologized and I'm glad he did because his comments about women are insulting and unacceptable.
Kathleen Starnes, former Chair of the Davidson County Republican Party from a Facebook post. 
     Tim Skow, Host of First Tuesday from a Facebook post.
Beth Harwell, Speaker of the House, Tennessee
The comments were offensive and demeaning to women. No woman should ever be the object of such remarks.
Brent Leatherwood, executive director of the Tennessee Republican Party
Party chairman Ryan Haynes finds these comments to be absolutely repulsive. There is no excusing them.

Below is Trump's statement in response to the publication of the story.

I’ve never said I’m a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that I’m not. I’ve said and done things I regret, and the words released today on this more than a decade-old video are one of them. Anyone who knows me, know these words don’t reflect who I am.
I said it, it was wrong, and I apologize.
I’ve travelled the country talking about change for America. But my travels have also changed me. I’ve spent time with grieving mothers who’ve lost their children, laid off workers whose jobs have gone to other countries, and people from all walks of life who just want a better future. I have gotten to know the great people of our country, and I’ve been humbled by the faith they’ve placed in me. I pledge to be a better man tomorrow, and will never, ever let you down.

Displaying their double standard and selective outrage, Democrats who have consistently ignored Hillary Clinton's enabling and covering up of her husbands numerous incidents of infidelity, sexual harassment and alleged rape have been very vocal in condemning Trump's inappropriate remarks.

If by chance you have not  seen the video in question, here it is.

More remarks will be added as I come across them.

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