McCain, Flake respond to Trump's leaked comments about women

Posted at 5:16 AM, Oct 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-08 16:39:57-04

Arizona Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain have spoken out about comments leaked Friday from a 2005 video of Donald Trump.

On Friday afternoon, The Washington Post and NBC News released the video in which Trump describes trying to have sex with a married woman. He also brags about women letting him kiss and grab them because he is famous.

"When you're a star they let you do it," Trump says. "You can do anything."

He adds seconds later, "Grab them by the p----. You can do anything."

"There are no excuses for Donald Trump's offensive and demeaning comments. No woman should ever be victimized by this kind of inappropriate behavior,” McCain said in a statement. “He alone bears the burden of his conduct and alone should suffer the consequences."


Sen. Flake also sent a tweet Saturday that read in part, "Donald Trump is wrong about his level of support. He needs to withdraw from the race."

Flake has joined the likes of many republicans who have refused to support Trump in the election, voicing his opinion several times in the past saying he would not endorse the candidate.

McCain has notably been absent from Trump’s visits to Arizona, but did say recently that he would support his party’s nominee.

Trump released a video late Friday night apologizing for the comments, but also directed his comments toward President Bill Clinton's marital affairs. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.