In his remarks, Ryan never mentioned Trump by name, but made clear his displeasure with what was on the 2005 tape.
"It is a troubling situation," said Ryan of Trump, as the Speaker of the House was heckled at times during his remarks. "I meant what I said and it's still how I feel."
Ryan though did not take the next step, and call on Trump to drop off the GOP ticket, but a number of other Republicans did, totaling in the double digits in both the House and Senate, along with a number of Governors.
It even spread to those who weren't in the Congress as yet, like the Republican Sheriff of Sacramento County, California, who is running for a seat in the Congress.
"I can no longer explain to my daughters why I am voting for Mr. Trump," said Sheriff Scott Jones, who is hoping to knock off a Democratic member of Congress in November in a swing seat.
Trump's situation was especially perilous in two western states, where the GOP Establishment fled en masse against him in both Nevada and Utah - two states with a strong Mormon population, which has been reluctant to support Trump.
All of this political drama was overshadowing the next Trump-Clinton debate on Sunday night; one would assume that Trump will have to address the issue directly during this forum, in which undecided voters will ask the questions.