‘America Deserves Better’: Conservative Pols Speak Out After Crude Audio of Trump Leaks

There have been plenty of reactions pouring in ever since the Washington Post dropped a video that included audio of Donald Trump and Billy Bush chatting about how stars can “do anything” to women, even “grab ’em by the pussy.” It’s been hashed out on cable news and in the comments on Bush’s Facebook page, but perhaps some of the most meaningful commentary of all is coming from Republicans.

Arizona senator Jeff Flake put his feelings like this:

Even former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski isn’t defending his old boss:

Kelly Ayotte, who was under fire this week for saying she would “absolutely” call Trump a good role model for kids, spoke out against his comments:

Conservative host Steve Deace has thoughts, too:

Erick Erickson got in there, as well:

Some Republicans, like Trump’s running mate Mike Pence, are deliberately not making a peep:

Regardless of who is giving statements and who is staying quiet, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes has nailed the very thing that must be driving conservatives insane right now:

There will surely be more to come and we will keep you updated.

UPDATE — 7:11 p.m. EST:

Here’s the latest from Jeb(!) Bush, who is not at all happy about what the man who beat him for the Republican nomination said to his cousin:

UPDATE — 7:30 p.m. EST:

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has weighed in:

UPDATE –– 12:22 a.m. ET: Trump has apologized. Watch the video here.

UPDATE — 12:35 a.m. EST:

We found another conservative senator giving Trump the business. This time, it was Mark Kirk of Illinois:

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