In one day, Roskam goes from planning to vote for Donald Trump to undecided

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Updated 10/12/2016 6:30 AM

Just hours after saying U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam was planning to vote for Donald Trump, spokesman David Pasch on Tuesday rescinded the remark.

Instead, Pasch released a written statement saying Roskam is undecided on how he will vote Nov. 8.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"Hillary Clinton has already disqualified herself by her actions and deeds," Pasch wrote in an email Tuesday afternoon. "Donald Trump has 28 days left to convince him (Roskam) that he's the right person to fix our broken tax code, bring accountability to the federal government, and restore American leadership to the world stage."

The statement is very different from what Pasch wrote in a Tuesday morning email.

"I can confirm he is still planning to vote for Donald Trump," the earlier email said.

The confusion comes as other GOP leaders are distancing themselves from Trump after a video surfaced last week of a 2005 conversation in which the reality TV star talked about trying to have sex with a married woman and being able to grope women.

Roskam, a Wheaton Republican, on Monday called Trump's comments and the attitude they reflect "disgusting and corrosive."

Last week -- days before the scandal broke -- Roskam said the election is a "binary choice" and he was planning to vote for Trump.

He said he views Trump as a "wild card" who he was "choosing to vote for ... over the unworthy candidate."

Roskam said Trump has made comments during the campaign that he doesn't agree with. He also said he won't defend "every wild statement" Trump makes.

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