Jenkins, GOP nominee in Kansas 1st not abandoning Trump

Rep. Lynn Jenkins (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas congresswoman Lynn Jenkins and a fellow Republican candidate are not withdrawing previous endorsements of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump over sexual assault allegations against him.

Roger Marshall (KSN Photo)
Roger Marshall (KSN Photo)

Jenkins told The Associated Press on Thursday: “I’m not going to come out with a new statement on the presidential race every time a new headline hits the papers.”

The Republican seeking re-election in the 2nd District of eastern Kansas suggested there’s a “double standard” because Democrats aren’t asked whether they continue to support Hillary Clinton amid potentially damaging leaks of campaign emails.

In the 1st District of western and central Kansas, GOP nominee Roger Marshall said the allegations make him sick but he wants to see more evidence.

Marshall said of Trump, “I’m giving him the same grace as I would give anybody.”