Rodney Davis rescinds support for Trump after comments about women

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ILLINOIS – Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) released a statement regarding candidate Donald Trump and the presidential election after a recording surfaced of Trump making lewd comments about women.

Davis says he will officially rescind his support of Trump and wishes to have his name removed from his agriculture advisory committee. In a statement released Saturday, Davis explains that these comments made by Trump directly conflict with the message he is trying to spread about sexual assault.

His full statement on the comments is as follows:

“As parents of a teenage daughter and teen twin boys, my wife and I teach them to respect women and that they will be judged by their words and actions. The abhorrent comments made by Donald Trump are inexcusable and go directly against what I've been doing in Washington to combat assaults on college campuses. Because of this, I am rescinding my support for Donald Trump and asking to have my name removed from his agriculture advisory committee. With the terrible options America has right now, I cannot cast my vote for any of the candidates, so I hope Donald Trump withdraws from the race so the American people can elect Mike Pence as our next president.”

NBC News also recently reported that Davis is not the first to renounce his support for the Republican candidate. Trump has released a video in response to the backlash over his past comments.

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