Republican U.S. Senate candidate Darryl Glenn on Monday said he’s reconsidering his decision Saturday not to vote for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Glenn was one of many Republicans across the country who urged Trump to drop out of the race after a 2005 video caught Trump on tape describing what amounts to sexually assaulting women.
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Glenn initially said he would pray about his support for Trump, then later said, "Trump is simply disqualified from being Commander in Chief” and called for Trump’s running mate Mike Pence to assume the top of the ticket.
Finally, his spokeswoman told Colorado Statesman reporter Ernest Luning Saturday afternoon that Glenn would not vote for Trump.
But in an interview Monday with Colorado Matters, Glenn said he was now undecided. He said Trump’s performance in his debate Sunday night with Democrat Hillary Clinton was encouraging.
"Trump did something last night a lot of us have been waiting to hear,” Glenn told Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner. “He stood up and he took responsibility.”
Glenn also said he’s trying to get a meeting with Trump later this week, in which he wants to discuss the video and Trump’s promise to be a leader to the whole nation -- including minorities and the poor.
"I'm going to try to get on his calendar and fly out to where he is on Thursday, and have a conversation with him," Glenn said, adding he wants Trump to visit Colorado’s less fortunate neighborhoods.
"I think it's extremely important to provide somebody that humbles themselves an opportunity to see if they are willing to follow through with that. That's a responsible thing to do. And I would tell people to check in with me after Thursday," Glenn said.
When asked why he didn’t wait until after the debate to make his decision on whether to pull his support for Trump, Glenn cited other matters in play.
“If you make a statement that is that offensive, you need to be called on that immediately. And that's what I did,” Glenn said. “But then you also have to take a look at the fact that there's real work that needs to be done before now and Election Day. And if somebody is going to stand up and take responsibility, and if then somebody's going to do what they are supposed to do as a candidate, you shouldn't have to then wait. You need to act on that.”