U.S. Senator John McCain, who was the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, became the latest Republican to officially withdraw his endorsement for Donald Trump. “I have wanted to support the candidate our party nominated,” the Arizona Senator said in a statement. He added, “But Donald Trump’s behavior this week, concluding with the disclosure of his demeaning comments about women and his boasts about sexual assaults, make it impossible to continue to offer even conditional support for his candidacy.”
After the Washington Post published a 2005 recording in which Donald Trump made lewd comments about women, some Republican leaders said they would no longer support Trump, and a few have called on Trump to quit the race entirely. Trump issued an apology for his 11-year-old remarks (which many interpreted as condoning sexual assault) and said he had no intention of resigning.
Late Saturday, John McCain publicly withdrew his endorsement and said he would write in “some good conservative” who was qualified to be President. Here is the full statement: