Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on Wednesday joined the ranks of a handful of Republican lawmakers who pulled their endorsements of Donald Trump but who later said they would still vote for the Republican nominee.
I will not defend or endorse @realDonaldTrump, but I am voting for him. HRC is that bad. HRC is bad for the USA.
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) October 27, 2016
Chaffetz had said he could no longer endorse Trump following the release of a 2005 tape on which Trump can be heard bragging about grabbing and kissing women without their permission.
“I’m out. I can no longer in good conscience endorse this person for president. It is some of the most abhorrent and offensive comments that you can possibly imagine,” Chaffetz said on Utah’s Fox 13 News shortly after the tape was made public.
He’s not the only lawmaker walking the line between voting for Trump and not endorsing him. Several other Republican lawmakers have revealed they will vote for Trump despite calling on him to drop out of the race after the 2005 tape was made public.