House Speaker Paul Ryan 'sickened' by Trump comments on women, cancels appearance

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says he is "sickened" by Donald Trump's crude comments about women, revealed in an audio from 2005, and is calling on the Republican presidential nominee to show greater respect for women.

In a statement late Friday, Ryan says Trump will no longer be attending an annual fall festival in Wisconsin. The all-GOP event in Ryan's home state had been planned with Trump, Ryan, Gov. Scott Walker and the head of the Republican Party, Reince Priebus.

Ryan, who has had a rocky relationship with Trump, says women are to be championed and revered. He adds that he hopes Trump will treat the fallout with the seriousness it deserves.

Meanwhile,  according to, Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., called on Trump to drop out of the presidential race and and urged the Republican Party to "engage in rules for emergency replacement."