By Melanie Zaonana - 10-08-16 13:02 PM EDT
The Senate's no. 3 Republican is calling on Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race following leaked audio of the GOP nominee making lewd sexual comments about women in 2005 .
Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) tweeted on Saturday that Trump "should withdraw and Mike Pence should be our nominee effective immediately."
Donald Trump should withdraw and Mike Pence should be our nominee effective immediately.- Senator John Thune (@SenJohnThune) October 8, 2016
Thune, Republican Conference Chairman and chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, joins a growing chorus of Republicans calling on Trump to be replaced by Pence on the GOP presidential ticket.
Trump on Saturday said there's "zero chance" he will leave the race.