List: Which Republicans are abandoning Trump and which are sticking by him?
Updated 8:05 PM ET, Mon October 10, 2016
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- Some sitting members of Congress pulled their support for Trump entirely in the wake of his 2005 comments
- Some said they wanted Trump to step aside so Pence can lead the ticket
Washington (CNN)Republican elected officials and party elders lined up Saturday to denounce Donald Trump's incendiary remarks about women that he made in 2005. Some sitting members of Congress pulled their support entirely, while others blasted the remarks but continued supporting the GOP standard-bearer. Some said they wanted Trump to step aside so that his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, can lead the ticket.
Pulling support entirely
Alabama's Republican governor, Robert Bentley, said in a statement he "cannot and will not vote for Donald Trump."
Ignoring Trump going forward
Sticking by Trump
Pence for president
Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Missouri, wrote, "I withdraw my endorsement and call for Governor Pence to take the lead so we can defeat Hillary Clinton."
Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner said if Trump wishes to defeat Clinton, he must "step aside," adding, "I will not vote for Donald Trump."
Utah Sen. Mike Lee posted a Facebook video asking Trump to step down: "Your conduct, sir, is the distraction."
Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk tweeted that Trump should drop out and that Republican Party leaders should engage rules for an emergency replacement.
Dan Sullivan, Alaska's junior Republican senator, called on Trump to step aside for Pence as the billionaire "can't lead on critical issue of ending domestic violence and sexual assault."