Sen. Cory Gardner says Donald Trump should step down

U.S. Senator Corey Gardner joined Rep. Mike Coffman today in denouncing Donald Trump’s comments about sexually assaulting women and asking the Republic candidate for president to step aside.

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U.S. Senator Cory Gardner joined Rep. Mike Coffman today in denouncing Donald Trump’s comments about sexually assaulting women and asking the Republic candidate for president to step aside.

In a statement shared on Twitter, Gardner said that if Trump does not remove himself from the race and allow Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to run in his place, he will cast a write-in vote for Pence.

He also made it clear that he will not vote for Hillary Clinton, calling her “a danger to our constitution, freedoms and security.”

Republicans around the country have been withdrawing support for their party’s candidate after a recording exposed him talking lewdly about violating women. Coffman is among them, though he did not say who he would vote for instead of Trump if he does not step down.

Republican senate candidate Darryl Glenn has said he is “extremely troubled” by Trump’s comments, but has not officially withdrawn his support. He’s still praying on itUpdate: Shortly after Gardner’s statement was released, Glenn released a new statement calling for Trump to leave the race.

The most comprehensive list of Republican leaders and organizations taking a stand against Trump is over at the New York Times. Reporters there have been maintaining a timeline of Trump comments and notable Republican denouncements dating back to June 2015, showing each person or group’s “breaking point.”

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