Minn. congressional Republicans denounce Trump for recording

Published 6:31 pm Saturday, October 8, 2016

ST. PAUL — Republican members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation are condemning Donald Trump for his sexually charged words on a 2005 recording but are not saying the GOP presidential nominee should drop out of the race.

U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen said Trump’s words are “disgusting and offensive,” and he will not be voting for him. The four-term congressman faces a well-funded Democratic opposition in his bid to return to Congress to represent his western suburban district.

U.S. Rep. John Kline, who is retiring this year, said that Trump’s words were “offensive and disgusting.”

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The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, who was among the first Minnesota officials to support Trump, said the comments were “indefensible” and that he’s glad to see Trump “disavow and apologize” for his comments.