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Leading Republicans are furiously denouncing Trump for his leaked comments about women

Andrew Prokop is a senior politics correspondent at Vox, covering the White House, elections, and political scandals and investigations. He’s worked at Vox since the site’s launch in 2014, and before that, he worked as a research assistant at the New Yorker’s Washington, DC, bureau.

The leak of Donald Trump’s recorded 2005 comments describing his behavior toward women has quickly brought his campaign to a crisis point.

Republican officials are lining up to denounce the GOP nominee’s remarks in very strong terms indeed. Some of them, like Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, have long been critical of Trump — though it’s significant that they’ve now chosen to be much more vocal about this criticism just a month before the election.

Yet potentially much more significant is this statement from RNC chair Reince Priebus, who has been staunchly in Trump’s corner of late:

It is not clear whether Priebus will back up these strong words by, say, renouncing his support of Trump. But this condemnation of the GOP nominee by the RNC chair one month before the election is certainly an inconvenient — even an unprecedented? — thing.

Furthermore, Speaker Paul Ryan and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — both Trump supporters — have jointly disinvited him from a campaign event that had been scheduled for Saturday.

Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have spoken up too:

Gov. Gary Herbert (R-UT) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) went as far as withdrawing their endorsements of Trump:

Meanwhile, Senate Republicans in competitive races are also throwing Trump under the bus to try and save themselves:

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