Top GOP Lawmaker Rethinks Trump Support Amid Controversy

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s top Republican female office holder says she’s re-evaluating her support of Donald Trump following revelations he made lewd remarks about women in 2005.

State Rep. Themis Klarides, the House minority leader, called the remarks “deplorable” and “disgusting” in an interview with Hearst Connecticut Media on Saturday.

The Derby lawmaker said she wasn’t sure she could still vote for Trump but would see how he acts during Sunday’s debate, the Connecticut Post reports.

Klarides was a Trump critic during the primary but later served as a Trump delegate to the Republican National Convention and spoke at a Trump rally in Bridgeport.

Trump was captured making the controversial remarks on outtakes from an “Access Hollywood” interview leaked Friday to the Washington Post. He’s since apologized for the comments.


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