GOP VP nominee Mike Pence says he ‘cannot defend’ Trump’s remarks

Posted at 1:08 PM, Oct 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-08 19:02:26-04

INDIANAPOLIS — GOP VP nominee Mike Pence released a statement Saturday about his running mate Donald Trump's lewd, sexually suggestive comments in a 2005 video which leaked Friday.

However, his statement indicates he will still stand by Trump despite calls from GOP leaders for Pence to replace him on the ticket.

"As a husband and father, I was offended by the words and actions described by Donald Trump in the eleven-year-old video released yesterday. I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them.

"I am grateful that he has expressed remorse and apologized to the American people. We pray for his family and look forward to the opportunity he has to show what is in his heart when he goes before the nation tomorrow night."