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State Rep. Themis Klarides

HARTFORD — Connecticut’s top Republican female office holder says she’s re-evaluating her support of Donald Trump following revelations he made lewd remarks about women in 2005.

State Rep. Themis Klarides, the House minority leader, called the remarks “deplorable” and “disgusting” in an interview with Hearst Connecticut Media on Saturday.

On Sunday, State GOP leader J.R. Romano said in a statement about the debate, “I think once again the world will tune in and see Hillary Clinton pushing the same failed policy that Dan Malloy has implemented here in Connecticut. She will ignore her 30 year record of failure and dishonesty.”

The Derby lawmaker said she wasn’t sure she could still vote for Trump but would see how he acts during Sunday’s debate, the Connecticut Post reports.

Klarides was a Trump critic during the primary but later served as a Trump delegate to the Republican National Convention and spoke at a Trump rally in Bridgeport.

Trump was captured making the controversial remarks on outtakes from an “Access Hollywood” interview leaked Friday to the Washington Post. He’s since apologized for the comments.