Alabama GOP Chairman still backs Trump, calling last 60 hours “very unconventional”

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan issued a statement about Donald Trump, saying she still supports voting for him as president despite the release of a tape from 2005 where the GOP nominee uttered offensive comments about women.

Terry Lathan, Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party (Photo: @ChairmanLathan)

Terry Lathan, Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party (Photo: @ChairmanLathan)

“The last sixty hours have been very unconventional in a presidential election. The eleven year old leaked Trump tape had reprehensible words, and even worse, a disrespectful and juvenile attitude toward women. No on can or will defend this type of lewd conduct.”

“Mr. Trump has apologized for this behavior and called his own words ’embarrassing’. He is correct. He also has said that’s not the type of person he is now. This is a very teachable moment for him as well as ourselves.”
“This is also a wake up call for America to look in the mirror at the erosion of our culture. We need to ask ourselves what we can do to end the bitter divisiveness in our beloved nation. How can we find much needed common ground for Reagan’s ‘shining city on a hill’? She’s still there, but she’s a bit tarnished and needs polishing by her owners- ‘We, the people’.”

“It’s time to choose a direction for America. It is imperative that we look ahead to envision what a United States Supreme Court would look like with liberal Hillary Clinton judges. As mentioned by Mr. Trump in his strong debate performance, we must defend our second amendment rights, have a get tough foreign policy, stand strong against crime, enforce our immigration laws, lower our taxes, reign in the power of a runaway government and stop the spiraling out of control cost of Obamacare from crushing our families.”

“Our votes will choose the direction we are about to take. The stroke of our pens will decide if we continue the liberal path or change directions. With the fragile balance of the Supreme Court awaiting our decision, there is a clear choice for a conservative America. Donald Trump is the Republican nominee that our primary voters chose, in record breaking numbers, fully aware of his past and style. He is also the one person to stop Hillary Clinton and halt the liberal erosion of our nation.”

“We must protect America’s future with President Donald Trump. I am a woman who looks forward to the day a woman is president of our beloved nation, but not Hillary Clinton. Voting for a person to make a cultural statement rather than a policy statement is dangerous. Not this time, Mrs. Clinton. Never Hillary!”