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Pence and other GOP members release statements, weigh in on Trump comments

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Less than 24 hours after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump released a video response to the release of a tape of him making lewd comments about women, some Republicans are calling for him to step aside. 

South Dakota's Senator putting it bluntly on Twitter, stating "Donald Trump should withdraw and Mike Pence should be our nominee effective immediately." 

Other GOP members, including Kentucky's Mitch McConnell, released their own statements following the video. 

It's unprecedented for a vice presidential nominee to speak out against his running mate, but Saturday morning vice presidential nominee, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, released the following statement: 

"As a husband and father, I was offended by the words and actions described by Donald Trump in the 11-year-old video released yesterday. I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them. I'm grateful that he has expressed remorse and apologized to the American people. We pray for his family and look forward to the opportunity he has to show what is in his heart when he goes before the nation tomorrow night."

The chairman of the Floyd County Young Republicans says he agrees with Pence.

He calls Trump's comments "indefensible." 

"I would stand by my governor. I stand by his statement. I agree with it. That's a statement that I would make. I understand that Mr. Trump gave an apology. And I watched it. I took it for what it was. It was over 10 years ago but they're indefensible comments," Garrod Sieveking said.

Sieveking says there's no question, and the controversy will take center stage at Sunday night's debate in St. Louis.

Trump and Hillary Clinton will face off in the second of three presidential debates.

You can watch it on WDRB at 9 p.m., with WDRB News at 10 to follow.

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