BALTIMORE (WJZ)–Maryland’s top Republican weighs in on the Donald Trump comments after a 2005 video obtained by the Washington Post captures Trump apparently unaware he was being recorded discussing women.
The vulgarity of Donald Trump’s 2005 comments in an Access Hollywood video was so offensive it prompted an apology from the Republican presidential nominee.
“I apologize for those words, but it is things that people say,” said Donald Trump.
But apology is not enough for some republicans, including Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.
“My views on Donald Trump are pretty clear, Hogan said. “I believe I was one of the first people who came out and said I wouldn’t support Trump back in February.”
In fact, Governor Hogan said it so often that by June he was tired of the question.
“A lot of other people are now joining that bandwagon,” Hogan said. “I thought his comments were disgraceful and outrageous and it doesn’t change my opinion at all. I was already opposed to his candidacy.”
Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Kathy Szeliga is not joining that bandwagon.
“So just like Congressman Van Hollen supporting his nominee, I am supporting my nominee,” she said.
Since hearing the news of Trump’s 2005 bus comments, Szeliga said she’s appalled by the comments, but according to her campaign spokesperson will still vote for Trump.
Governor Hogan will write in a candidate.
“Most people will vote their conscience and vote for who they think is best for the job,” said the governor.
Hogan could not say who that write-in will be.