Texas politicians condemn Trump's comments in leaked tape

AUSTIN - Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Governor Greg Abbott tweeted Saturday about their disapproval of Donald Trump's recent comments about women

The tweets came in reference to a leaked videotape from 2005 in which Trump makes sexually aggressive comments toward women.

Cornyn said that he was "disgusted by Mr. Trump's words about women: our daughters, sisters and mothers." He went on to say, "And I am profoundly disappointed by the race to the bottom this presidential campaign has become."





Cruz tweeted, "These comments are disturbing and inappropriate, there is simply no excuse for them." He also tweeted, "Every wife, mother, daughter --every person-- deserves to be treated with dignity and respect."




Saturday evening, Abbott said, "Deeply disturbing rhetoric by Trump. An insult to all women & contrary to GOP values. Absent true contrition, consequences will be dire."

Trump released a video statement on Facebook in which he apologized for the comments. 

"I've never said I'm a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone I'm not," Trump said in the video. "I've said and done things I regret, and the words released (Friday) on this more than a decade-old video are one of them."

All three politicians have endorsed Trump and did not withdraw their endorsement on Saturday. 


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