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Jason Chaffetz Backtracks, Says He’ll Vote For Trump But Won’t ‘Defend Or Endorse’ Him

chaffetzWith less than two weeks left until Election Day, one of the more influential Republicans on Capitol Hill decided to go back on his word and state that he was now going to support the GOP presidential nominee.

Earlier this month, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) announced that he could no longer back Trump after the “grab ’em by the pussy” Access Hollywood tape came to light. At the time, he stated:

“I’m out. I can no longer in good conscience endorse this person for president. It is some of the most abhorrent and offensive comments that you can possibly imagine.”

Now, he’s back on board with Trump, but is hedging his bets by saying he won’t defend or endorse the candidate.

As one would expect, Chaffetz faced a bunch of ridicule on Twitter over his flip-flop.

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