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Question of loyalty: Clinton presses Republicans to take stand on Trump

Sen. Deb Fischer, who had called for Donald Trump to drop out of the race, now says she’ll voted for the embattled candidate. (AP)

During campaign stops Wednesday, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton pressed Republicans, especially those running for reelection in November, to clarify their position on her Republican rival Donald Trump. Her push comes as two Republican senators, Deb Fischer of Nebraska and John Thune of South Dakota, flip-flopped on their support of Trump. After a video emerged last week of his making vulgar comments about women on an "Access Hollywood" hot microphone, both senators called for him to step aside but have since said they will vote for him.

Are they with him, or are they against him?

John Podesta, Clinton campaign manager, on the senators' stance

Like Fischer and Thune, Republican Reps. Scott Garrett of New Jersey and Bradley Byrne of Alabama took the same approach and called for Trump to quit. When he refused, they seemed to return to the Trump bus. Clinton is hoping to capitalize on divisions within the GOP since revelations of his lewd comments about women prompted party leaders, among them House Speaker Paul Ryan, to abandon him.

It is now clear Trump is not going to step aside, and the congressman will continue to support the Republican ticket.

Seth Morrow, spokesman for Rep. Bradley Byrne
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