“So let me get this straight: I, a conservative female, have spent years defending the Republican Party against claims of sexism.”
Marybeth Glenn, a Republican and a political writer, authored a 17-tweet thread that went viral overnight. Glenn responded to a controversial hot mic recording of a vulgar 2005 conversation involving current Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, which led to a rare apology from the candidate.
Glenn voiced her frustration as a Republican woman who had faced ridicule while defending her party from allegations of sexism. She called out many in her party for their defenses of Trump.
Glenn addressed her final tweet to some of the male politicians in her party who had not unendorsed Trump.
She received support from other Republican women,
and people outside of her party.
Glenn said that she will support Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin.
Several Republican politicians have retracted their endorsements, called for Trump to drop out or have refused to defend his comments (including his own vice presidential pick). Even campaign surrogate and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said that Trump was describing sexual assault in the audio.
The Hill has compiled a thorough list of the Republicans who have pulled their support or asked Trump to step aside.