Enter Gloria Cain.
“To hear such graphic allegations and know that that would have been something that was totally disrespectful of her as a woman and I know that’s not the person he is,” Gloria Cain told host Greta Van Susteren. “I’m thinking he would have to have a split personality to do the things that were said.”
Her response was expected.
“Every woman who finds out her husband is a harasser has a hard time believing it,” said Karen O’Connor, founder of the nonpartisan Women & Politics Institute at American University. “This is another ‘stand by your man.’”
Now other Republican women will have to decide whether to stand by him, too.
• Associated Press writer Jennifer Agiesta contributed to this report.