Amid the fallout of the video release showing Donald Trump making vile and vulgar comments about women, his running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, released a statement that he will not be defending the real estate mogul’s actions.
“As a husband and father, I was offended by the words and actions described by Donald Trump in the eleven-year-old video released yesterday,” the statement read.
“I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them.”
The statement comes amid many Republican leaders and politicians chastising Trump.
Idaho Senator Mike Crapo fully unendorsed Trump. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan called the comments “sickening” and uninvited him 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.
The scandal comes ahead of the second presidential debate Sunday night.