Darryl Glenn calls for Donald Trump to step aside

Just hours after saying he was “still praying over” his support of Donald Trump, Darryl Glenn has released a new statement asking the Republic presidential candidate to withdraw from the race.

Just hours after saying he was “still praying over” his support of Donald Trump, Darryl Glenn has released a new statement asking the Republican candidate for president to withdraw from the race.

“As a father, as a Christian and as a Republican, I believe that we simply cannot tolerate a nominee who speaks this way about women,” he said, also denouncing Hillary Clinton.

As Sen. Cory Gardner did a little earlier Saturday, Glenn said Mike Pence should be the new candidate.

Rep. Mike Coffman, who had not endorsed Trump, called for Trump to step down Friday night.

Trump said in interviews and on Twitter Saturday that he has no intention of stepping down, and he believes he still has a lot of support.

Update: Bennet for Colorado released this statement in response to Glenn:

“As recently as last night Darryl Glenn refused to back down from his steadfast support for Donald Trump, and Glenn’s eleventh-hour act of political self-preservation rings about as hollow as Donald Trump’s apology to voters. Darryl Glenn praised Donald Trump as a ‘patriot’ even as Trump insulted immigrants as ‘rapists’ and ‘criminals,’ mocked people with disabilities, praised dictators like Saddam Hussein and Kim Jong Un, and denigrated a Gold Star family. Voters will remember that up until this day, Glenn has been Trump’s highest-profile supporter in Colorado, and unfortunately for him, the time to take a principled stand has already passed.”

Here is Glenn’s full statement:

As a father, as a Christian, and as a Republican, I believe that we simply cannot tolerate a nominee who speaks this way about women.
This is the most important election of our lifetime. Hillary Clinton is a threat to the rule of law, and to our safety and security. But Donald Trump is simply disqualified from being Commander in Chief — America cannot have a man who speaks this way about women be the face of our country to the Free World.
I am therefore calling on Donald Trump to do the honorable, selfless thing — voluntarily step aside and let Mike Pence be our party’s nominee so that we can defeat Hillary Clinton, keep control of the Senate, and put our nation back on a path of safety and security.
If Trump is truly committed to making America great again, then this is the only way forward.
Correction: An earlier version of this story misattributed the statement from Bennet for Colorado. The statement was made by a spokesperson.

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