Senator Rob Portman pulls support from Trump campaign following ‘offensive and wrong’ comments

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2011, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden, right, administers a ceremonial Senate oath during a mock swearing-in ceremony to U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, left, accompanied by his wife Jane, in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. With Ohio considered a key presidential swing state, Gov. John Kasich, Portman and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, are getting buzz as potential running mates for vice president. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — According to a statement released by the Portman for Senate campaign, Senator Portman no longer supports Donald Trump in his race for President.

In a statement, Portman says “As I said yesterday, Donald Trump’s comments were offensive and wrong.”

He later states he will vote for Mike Pence for President.

Portman joins the many condemning Trump for crude comments, caught on tape, about a married woman he tried to seduce.

Full Statement from

From Rob Portman: “As I said yesterday, Donald Trump’s comments were offensive and wrong. I had hoped to support the candidate my party nominated in the primary process. I thought it was appropriate to respect the millions of voters across the country who chose Donald Trump as the Republican Party nominee. While I continue to respect those who still support Donald Trump, I can no longer support him. I continue to believe our country cannot afford a Hillary Clinton presidency. I will be voting for Mike Pence for President.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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