Vox: Nearly one-third of all Republican senators now say they won’t support Trump

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Vox maps out Republican senator support for Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate.

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Nearly a third of Republicans in the United States Senate have said they will not support Republican nominee Donald Trump for president.

Despite months of Trump campaigning on a polemic and often offensive political campaign — calling Mexican immigrants “rapists” and “murderers,” proposing a ban on Muslim immigrants, and childishly feuding with reporters, Clinton supporters, and his rival Republican candidates during the primaries — active establishment Republican elites have finally responded to a recently released 10-year-old hot mic recording of Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women with moral outrage.

To date, 16 of the Senate’s 54 Republicans — or roughly 30 percent — have un-endorsed their party’s nominee. All but two of the six Republican women in the Senate have pulled support from Trump. Before Friday’s tape release, only five Republican senators had refused to endorse Trump.