PALO ALTO (CBS SF) — Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice has joined the chorus of Republicans calling for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump to get out of the race.

In a Facebook post, Rice said,

Enough! Donald Trump should not be President. He should withdraw.
As a Republican, I hope to support someone who has the dignity and stature to run for the highest office in the greatest democracy on earth.

More than 50,000 people have responded to the post.

Rice, along with many GOP lawmakers, was responding to a leaked 2005 Access Hollywood video in which Trump bragged about groping a woman.

“When you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything,” Trump says in the video. He adds seconds later: “Grab them by the p—-. You can do anything.” He said of his impulse to kiss beautiful women: “I don’t even wait.”

Apparently Trump and host Billy Bush did not know their microphones were recording the private conversation.

Trump later apologized in a video statement released by his campaign just after midnight early Saturday morning.

Trump said, “I was wrong and I apologize,” and defiantly vowed to stay in the race and address the subject during his upcoming debate with Hillary Clinton on Sunday.

His wife Melania Trump said she hoped people would accept her husband’s apology “as I have.”

Rice has been a professor at Stanford since 1981. She is currently a senior fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution.

John McCain has also withdrawn his support for Trump, as well as Utah Sen. Mike Lee.

The Repulican National Committed is considering how to move forward.

Comments (4)
  1. fiftyville says:

    A woman who enables and protects a rapist, lies to the faces of the families of American dead who died because of her, and who hides her crimes and perverts the FBI has NO dignity and stature whatsoever.

  2. Bob says:

    Put Rice in Jail for war crimes and lies.

  3. RMR says:

    And you should resign from Augusta! Its a mens club and you do not belong! Sad that Augusta caved in! Proud of Butler National for holding strong!! My favorite sign in america “no women beyond this point”! I don’t want to belong to my wife’s bunko club! So stop messing with the club!!

  4. MP says:

    Why have elections at all? Just give the crown to Hillary and execute all her enemies (she has the list) and we will be just like the Soviet Union run by Joseph Stalin. We are just one election from becoming a totalitarian one-party state.