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Sen. Crapo says he will vote for Trump after all

Posted at 11:38 AM, Oct 24, 2016

Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho says he’ll be voting for Donald Trump after all. This, after Crapo earlier this month rescinded his endorsement of the presidential candidate.

In a statement released Monday, Crapo says he will vote for Trump to keep Hillary Clinton from becoming president. “The choice we have is between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Given that choice, I will vote for the Republican ticket, Trump and Pence. We must elect a President who will appoint strong Supreme Court justices who will interpret the Constitution as it was written and who will help lead us to a stronger free market economy and a more limited constitutional government,” Crapo said.

Earlier this month, Crapo pulled his endorsement after a video surfaced of Trump making vulgar and sexually-charged comments about women.

At the time, Crapo said he had spent more than twenty years working on domestic violence protections -- and Trump's excuse of locker room talk was “unacceptable.” He urged Trump to step aside and let his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, take his place.

But that hasn’t happened.

(Associated Press contributed to this story)