Last week Colorado’s subdivision of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), a group that advocates for workers, urged every Colorado GOP official to publicly withdraw support from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
The request comes after The Washington Post released a tape in which Trump makes lewd remarks about women and brags about sexually assaulting them. Several women came forward in the weeks following the tape’s release with claims of sexual misconduct against Trump.
Sam Gilchrist, the organization’s Executive Director, said in a statement that Trump’s comments contribute to workplace environments where women aren’t treated with the same respect as men.
He argues this is at odds with the merit-based labor movement, and that working families deserve “leaders who will uplift women’s accomplishments, fight for equal pay for equal work and denounce ‘locker room talk’ for what it is – the continued disrespect and oppression of women.”
Gilchrist added that Trump has shown he won’t prioritize American workers based on his record of outsourcing jobs, including using Chinese steel for his construction projects.
While some Colorado Republicans have pulled support from their party’s nominee, the Colorado AFL-CIO pointed out that many reaffirmed they’re sticking with Trump following the tape’s release, including U.S. Senate candidate Darryl Glenn, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, and State Sen. Laura Woods.
For a list indicating where many Colorado Republican lawmakers stand on Trump, go here.