PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - It’s less than four weeks until the election, and many Republican candidates are finding themselves in a tough spot.
That tough spot: disavow Donald Trump's recently released 2005 sexually charged comments about women, while maintaining support for Trump’s candidacy.
“The comments were disgusting. I have a wife of 10 years. I have a daughter that 2-years-old,” said Republican Congressional Candidate Brian Mast.
“At least people know I’m being honest with them, even when it’s a tough thing to say,” said Mast as he explained that he still plans to vote for Trump because of the issues at stake.
“In the end, we’re talking about the direction of this country and two completely different ideas for the direction of this country. It’s in that that Donald Trump still has my support in this race. It’s a different approach that he wants to take and a direction that I agree with,” said Mast.
However, his opponent Democrat Randy Perkins said these comments go beyond just the issues.
“That type of behavior, those type of statement, can just not be tolerated,” said Perkins.
Perkins said, “When you potentially have the president, the most powerful person in the world, talking about these things in a way that’s just frankly quite disturbing. "