Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has caused a rift in the Republican party. In fact, many lawmakers have spoken out against Moore due to the nine sexual misconduct allegation against him. Even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he believed the claims. However, earlier this week Trump endorsed Moore. After the President endorsed the alleged pedophile, Sen. Jeff Flake contributed to Moore’s Democratic opponent Doug Jones’ campaign. But the chairman of the Senate Republicans’ campaign arm is taking his reaction a bit further.
According to The Hill, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) is vowing never to support Moore. He told reporters: “Roy Moore will never have the support of the senatorial committee. We will never endorse him. We won’t support him. I won’t let that happen. Nothing will change. I stand by my previous statement.”
What’s more, back in October, Gardner called on the Senate to remove from his post if he wins the Alabama special election to fill the Senate seat formerly held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Washington Post released a story detailing several women’s accounts of sexual misconduct by Moore, including one who alleges he initiated a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 and he was 32.
Of course, like President Trump, Moore has denied the allegations. He has even spoken out against his critics, arguing the accusation are simply a ploy to sabotage his campaign. Gardner’s remarks come after the Republican National Committee reinstated its support for Moore earlier this week after initially cutting ties over the sexual misconduct allegations.
Trump tweeted his support for Moore and then called Moore from Air Force One. The Moore campaign said Trump told Moore “Go get ’em Roy” before ending the call. The special election is scheduled for Tuesday and people are anxious to see what the Alabama voters will decide. Who do you predict will win?