Idaho Senator Mike Crapo announced Saturday that he will no longer endorse Republican candidate Donald Trump for president.
The decision comes following a video release of Donald Trump making vulgar comments about women, and describing a situation of sexual assault.
“I have reached the decision that I can no longer endorse Donald Trump. This is not a decision that I have reached lightly, but his pattern of behavior has left me no choice,” he wrote on Facebook Saturday.
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney also came out slamming Donald Trump.
“Such vile degradations demean our wives and daughters and corrupt America’s face to the world,” he said on Twitter.
The release of the video has forced Republican leaders to scramble, with some hoping that the will voluntarily drop out.
“For the good of the country and the give Republicans a chance of defeating Hillary Clinton, Mr. Trump should step aside… Mr. Trump should put the country first and do the right thing,” Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman said in a statement.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan called the comments “sickening” and uninvited Trump from a fundraiser in Wisconsin this weekend.
The video, released by the Washington Post, Trump discussing how he failed to seduce a woman and how easy it is to flirt with women when you are a star. Obscenities and terms that disparage women are used throughout the recording.
“This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course – not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended,” he initially said of the video.
He released an additional video statement late Friday night.