Former congresswoman Michele Bachmann is among those coming to the defense of Donald Trump as audio of the GOP candidate bragging about sexually harassing women has Republicans fleeing.

The list of Republicans calling for Trump to drop out or withdrawing their support includes Arizona Senator John McCain, a former GOP presidential nominee.

Bachmann, a vocal opponent of LGBT rights, defended Trump, telling MSNBC that his comments were “bad boy talk.” She also blamed Hillary Clinton, Trump's Democratic rival, for leaking the audio. “She wanted to make sure that Anderson Cooper or somebody in the audience [at Sunday's debate] brings this up,” Bachmann said, though the only evidence she could produce was her “experience.”

Tony Perkins, president of the Christian conservative Family Research Council (FRC), also dismissed concerns over Trump, saying that his support was “never based upon shared values rather it was built upon shared concerns.”

Other evangelical leaders opposed to LGBT rights, including Mike Huckabee, Robert Jeffress and Ben Carson, also gave Trump a pass.