Washington D.C., Oct 8, 2016 / 13:21 pm
The Catholic political advocacy group CatholicVote.org has joined calls for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to step down following his lewd comments about women in a leaked audio recording from 2005.
"Newly released comments by Donald Trump…are disgusting and simply indefensible," the organization wrote in an Oct. 8 statement. "Catholic voters rightly will be unnerved by these developments."
"In our own opinion the viability of Donald Trump's candidacy is now in question. Furthermore, the good many hoped to achieve, in spite of Trump's many well-known flaws, is also now in doubt. If Donald Trump is unwilling to step aside, the Republican National Committee must act soon out of basic decency and self-preservation."
CatholicVote.org isn't the only organization calling for Trump to step down from presidential race. Many leading Republicans have withdrawn their endorsements of Trump following the leak.