Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz on
Wednesday tweeted that he would vote for Donald Trump after all.
“I will not defend or endorse
@realDonaldTrump, but I am voting for him,” Chaffetz messaged.
“HRC is that bad. HRC is bad for the USA.”
Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of
the House Oversight Committee, vowed earlier this month not to vote
for the Republican nominee, saying that he was offended by Trump's
boasting about groping women in the genitals.
“My wife, Julia and I, we have a
15-year-old daughter,” Chaffetz told CNN at the time. “Do you
think I can look her in the eye and tell her that I endorsed Donald
Trump for president when he acts like this and his apology? That was
no apology. That was an apology for getting caught.”
“So, I'm not going to put my good
name and reputation and my family behind Donald Trump when he acts
like this – I just can't do it.”
“This was not just locker talk. This
was offensive. I can't tell the good people of Utah that I endorse a
person who acts like this,” he continued.
A strong opponent of same-sex marriage,
Chaffetz in 2009 introduced a resolution that sought to overturn the
District of Columbia's marriage equality law.