Details, from CNA:
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 Many leading Republicans have withdrawn their endorsements of Trump following the leak. Trump told the Wall Street Journal Saturday that despite these calls to step down, there is “zero chance I’ll quit.”
You can read the full statement from CatholicVote.org here.
The statement notes that “the views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of CatholicVote.org” — but it does not state anywhere who the author is.
Meantime, one of the Catholic advisors to Donald Trump, Patrick Walsh, has reportedly voiced his continued support for the candidate in the tweet below.
“I’m doubling down my support for Mr. Trump,” Patrick Walsh, member of Trump’s Catholic advisory cmte tells me. Says recording is irrelevant
— Michael C. Bender (@MichaelCBender)
October 8, 2016