President of Iowa Republican women’s group resigns over Trump support

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listen during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. (Saul Loeb/Pool via AP)
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listen during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. (Saul Loeb/Pool via AP)

(KWQC) – As of October 11, the Iowa Federation of Republican Women is without a president.

Melissa Gesing, the group’s former president, announced her resignation Tuesday. In a statement that she posted to her personal Twitter account, she said she felt she could not effectively lead the IowaFRW because she could not support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for November’s presidential election.

Gesing is one in a long line of Republicans who are pulling their support for Donald Trump in recent days. Most of the criticism has come in the wake of the release of a recorded conversation that Donald Trump had in 2005 in which he made lewd comments about women.

The IowaFRW is a group focused on connecting Republicans, supporting Republican politicians, and helping them get elected. Gesing says that her personal choice not to support Trump is at odds with the group’s goals, and she chose to remove herself from her position.

Gesing, who lives in Brooklyn, Iowa, says she is still a Republican and will continue to support the GOP despite her choice not to support Trump.

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