DENVER -- A rising number of republicans in Colorado are condemning Donald Trump's comments about women. Some are even pulling their support and asking Trump to step down.
Trumps comments revealed less than five weeks before Election Day.
While some Colorado GOP leaders are now taking a strong stance against the republican presidential nominee, others are nearly ready to admit defeat and focus their efforts on other races.
In Colorado, Donald Trump may be facing an uphill battle as big as one of the state's tallest peaks.
I don`t know if there`s a metaphor that would do its justice. I think he`s got a very, very difficult climb ahead,” said GOP Consultant and Strategist, Justin Prendergast.
One day after trump's decade old, crude comments about women are revealed on tape,
The GOP presidential nominee loses support from some of the state's party leaders.
In a statement, Republican U.S. Senator, Cory Gardner calls for Trump to step aside saying, "If Donald Trump wishes to defeat Hillary Clinton, he should do the only thing that will allow us to do so - step aside."
Those sentiments echoed by Colorado Republican Congressman Mike Coffman who in a statement said, "His Defeat at this point seems almost certain ... Mr. Trump should put the country first and do the right thing."
Both say they will not vote for Donald Trump.
The comments are the straw the broke the camel’s back according to republican strategist and consultant, Justin Prendergast.
“This is a situation that goes beyond party I believe and I think you`re seeing that in the principled stances of many of the republicans across the country including right here in Colorado,” he said.
Many also fear there's more to come.
This man has been a public figure for the better part of 30-40 years probably. Who know how many hot mic`s he`s spoken into,” Prendergast said.
That's may be one reason conservative organizations are even taking a public stand.
Catholicvote.org released a statement Saturday saying:
"Catholic voters rightly will be unnerved by these developments. In our opinion, the viability of Donald Trump’s candidacy is now in question. Furthermore, the good many hoped to achieve, in spite of Trump’s many well-known flaws, is also now in doubt. If Donald Trump is unwilling to step aside, the Republican National Committee must act soon out of basic decency and self-preservation."
We are now sleeping in the bed that we`ve made,” said Prendergast.
He also says Trump, unwillingly, being taken off the ticket this late in the game is unlikely.
“I don`t anticipate there will be any change at the ticket between now and November and I think the outcome is preordained as a result,” said Prendergast.
That's exactly what democrats are hoping.
“This party put their names behind him and they knew, they knew what kind of man he was,” said Robin Kniech, a Denver City Council Member.
In Stapleton today, the group “Colorado Moms” used trumps comments to gather even more support for Hillary Clinton.
“What a scary prospect to have a man leading our country who sends the exact wrong message to our sons about how they need to treat women,” said Kniech.
Colorado Republican Congressmen, ( R ) Doug Lamborn, ( R ) Scott Tipton, and ( R ) Ken Buck did not return our calls for comment.