In a memo to House Republicans on Thursday, the Donald Trump campaign pressured lawmakers to openly express their support for the Republican nominee as Election Day fast approaches, the Washington Post reported.
“No waffling, no week [sic] knees,” Scott Mason, the Trump campaign’s director of congressional affairs, wrote in an email to House Republicans obtained by the Post.
“I know we are less than 11 days to the 2016 election. But it is imperative that we continue to drive Republican support for the top of the ticket,” Mason wrote.
“That means we need your direct, strong support for the Trump/Pence ticket,” he continued. “Now is the time. No waffling, no week [sic] knees. Hillary Clinton has given us, and continues to give us — and the country — every reason on earth that she is not worthy of winning this election. We strongly urge you today to make a statement — take a stand — and step out for the Trump/Pence ticket.”
The memo comes after an increasing number of Republicans disavowed Trump following the release of a 2005 tape on which Trump can be heard bragging about grabbing women by the genitals. Since the large exodus, though, a handful of Republicans who had called on Trump to drop out of the race have now said they will vote for the Republican nominee.