October 8, 2016 News & Press Releases · Press Releases and Announcements

Do Virginia Republicans Still Stand by Trump?

by Democratic Party of Virginia

Donald Trump has called women "pigs" and "bimbos," but after the recent disgusting revelations, it's clearer than ever that supporting him means standing against Virginia women.

Here are a few key excerpts from the Washington Post article:

"I just start kissing them..Just kiss. I don’t even wait,' Trump said. “And when you’re a star they let you do it." [...] “Grab them by the p---y,” Trump says. “You can do anything.”

"Virginia Republicans should immediately disavow and pull their support for Donald Trump after his vile comments were revealed. Trump's words represent the textbook definition of sexual assault, enough is enough." - Emily Bolton, Communications Director, Democratic Party of Virginia

Gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart doubled down on Trump's vile comments: "This is the kind of stuff that nobody cares about. People are worried about the economy" and "He's not an angel. He's not a saint," adds "We know who we voted for"

Where do other gubernatorial candidates Ed Gillespie, Frank Wagner and Rob Wittman stand?

Do candidates for Attorney General, John Adams and Rob Bell still stand with their party's standard bearer?

Is this enough for Virginia Republicans to finally pull their support?


On the issue of sexual violence, Governor McAuliffe's administration has been applauded for setting "an example that the rest of the nation might do well to follow." If these candidates refuse to pull their support for Donald Trump, they are turning their back on Virginia women and the progress we've made under Democratic leadership in the Commonwealth.

Lt.Governor Ralph Northam - Democratic candidate for Governor - released the following statement on Trump's comments: "As a husband and a father, I am appalled when women are disparaged, disrespected, or objectified. Once again, Donald Trump has shown us who he really is and that he is unfit to be President of the United States."