Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called recently released audio of Trump describing in explicit detail how he seduced women “repugnant and unacceptable.”
McConnell joined a growing list of Senate Republicans who sought to distance themselves from Trump’s comments Friday night.
“These comments are repugnant, and unacceptable in any circumstance,” McConnell said. “As the father of three daughters, I strongly believe that Trump needs to apologize directly to women and girls everywhere, and take full responsibility for the utter lack of respect for women shown in his comments on that tape.”
McConnell did not say he planned to pull his endorsement of Trump.
Throughout the year, McConnell has repeatedly said he stands by his nominee even as he has criticized Trump’s lack of policy acumen, his lack of preparedness and his offensive comments.