- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he’ll vote for Donald Trump, despite withdrawing his endorsement.

The Republican chairman of the House oversight committee said in a tweet on Wednesday he’d doing it because he believes Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is bad for the country, but he won’t defend or endorse the Republican nominee.

A spokeswoman confirmed the tweet Thursday. Chaffetz says a third-party candidate wouldn’t have a serious chance of winning.

Chaffetz was among the first elected Republican officials to turn their backs on Trump after the release of a 2005 video of Trump bragging about trying to kiss and grope women.

Other Utah Republicans have either revoked their endorsement or called for Trump to step down, including Gov. Gary Herbert, U.S. Rep. Mia Love and U.S. Sen. Mike Lee.


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