Speaker Paul Ryan issued a statement Friday night condemning Donald Trump’s 2005 comments about groping women. Ryan said he was “sickened” by the video, published by The Washington Post on Friday evening, and said the GOP nominee would no longer join him for an event Saturday morning:
Paul Ryan disinvited Trump from his Wisconsin event tomorrow pic.twitter.com/lUkpSbuIok
— Reid J. Epstein (@reidepstein) October 8, 2016
Earlier, Trump dismissed the video as “locker room banter” and claimed Bill Clinton has said “far worse” things.
Also this evening, 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney weighed in:
Hitting on married women? Condoning assault? Such vile degradations demean our wives and daughters and corrupt America’s face to the world.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) October 8, 2016