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In this Sept. 29, 2014 photo, Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., speaks at a political rally at Heritage High School, in Littleton, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Republican U.S. Senate Nominee Darryl Glenn called for Donald Trump to step down Saturday after a video surfaced of the presidential nominee using vulgar, demeaning language to talk about women.

"As a father, as a Christian, and as a Republican, I believe that we simply cannot tolerate a nominee who speaks this way about women," Glenn, an El Paso County Commissioner, said in a statement.

Colorado Republicans U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner also called for Trump to exit the race Saturday.

The video, from a 2005 interview Trump did with hosts from the celebrity scoop TV show Access Hollywood, was released Friday by The Washington Post and NBC News. The footage includes Trump talking about trying to have sex with married women and discussing how his fame persuades women to let him kiss and grope them.

"This is the most important election of our lifetime. Hillary Clinton is a threat to the rule of law, and to our safety and security. But Donald Trump is simply disqualified from being Commander in Chief--America cannot have a man who speaks this way about women be the face of our country to the Free World," Glenn's statement continued.

"I am therefore calling on Donald Trump to do the honorable, selfless thing--voluntarily step aside and let Mike Pence be our party's nominee so that we can defeat Hillary Clinton, keep control of the Senate, and put our nation back on a path of safety and security."

Glenn faces incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet in the Nov. 8 election.

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