Michigan politicians react to Trump's sexual comments

Posted at 11:07 AM, Oct 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-14 11:07:40-04

Fallout continues in Michigan following the release of a 2005 recording where Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump is heard making vulgar comments towards women on an Access Hollywood bus.

In Charlotte Thursday, the Michigan Progressive Women's Caucus Vice President and also State Rep. Christine Greig, D- Farmington Hills, urged State Rep. Tom Barrett, R-Potterville, to end his support of Donald Trump.

Greig says, “I would think that this would be a no brainer to get out and say that ‘I do not agree with these comments, in fact I decry them.’'

After the recording surfaced Friday, a few Michigan Republicans were quick to call it quits including Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley.

At an event Thursday morning in Lansing, Calley says Hillary Clinton is lucky to be running against someone who he's says has sensational issues.

“I'm very concerned for our nation because it’s not like Hillary Clinton is a good option,” said Calley. “So this has put us in a position where an unprecedented amount of Americans are completely dissatisfied with their options.”

Many Michigan Republicans aren’t as quick to end their support including Congressman Tim Walberg, R-Tipton, who says he'll continue to back his party's nominee to move the nation forward.

“I cannot support a presidential candidate that was so dangerous in her carrying out her responsibilities as Secretary of State,” said Walberg.

Republican Representative Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, echoing that.

“I'm still solidly behind him,” said Shirkey. “He is my candidate, I’m going to vote for him, there is no nose holding for me.”

Many other republicans will be holding their noses and still consider that a better option than voting for Clinton.

News 10 made several attempts to contact Rep. Barrett and his campaign for reaction Thursday.