Rep. Mike Coffman calls for Trump to step aside

Donald Trump releases video apology for lewd comments. 9NEWS at 10 p.m. 10/07/16

Mike Coffman, the Republican representative for Colorado's 6th District, called for Donald Trump to step aside Friday after a video surfaced of the Republican nominee making lewd comments. 

RELATED LINK: Trump in 2005 video: 'When you're a star' you can grope women

His campaign manager released the following statement:

“For the good of the country, and to give the Republicans a chance of defeating Hillary Clinton, Mr. Trump should step aside. His defeat at this point seems almost certain and four years of Hillary Clinton is not what is best for this country. Mr. Trump should put the country first and do the right thing.” 

In the video from 2005, Trump brags about groping and kissing women he's attracted to. 

In a statement shortly after the video's release, Trump dismisses its importance.

“This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago," the GOP presidential nominee says. "Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course — not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended.”

It's not the first time Rep. Coffman (R 6th District) has come out against Trump. In August he released a TV ad promising "to stand up to" Donald Trump if he were elected.


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