Indiana governor and GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence is out with a fresh statement on Donald Trump’s now-infamous leaked audio about grabbing women “by the pussy” and other similarly vile thoughts.
Pence said he “does not condone his remarks and cannot defend them” — but also that he’s glad Trump has apologized.
My statement below: pic.twitter.com/92VYEAxIcl— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) October 8, 2016
Many of Pence’s fellow Republicans are now openly hoping that Trump drops out of the race to be replaced by Pence himself, which naturally puts Pence in a somewhat delicate situation. He is currently trying to walk the line of saying that what Trump said isn’t okay, while standing behind the idea that Trump should be president.