Mitch McConnell, Republicans Call on Roy Moore to Withdraw From Alabama Race If Allegations True
Top Republicans are calling on former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice Roy Moore to withdraw from the Alabama Senate race in the wake of a Washington Post report detailing claims that Moore pursued relationships with four teenaged women.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) set the tone for what appears to be the unified Republican stance — calling on Moore to quit the race, provided the claims outlined in Post report are accurate.
“If the allegations are true, he must step aside,” McConnell said in a statement.
As we mentioned, the rest of the party seems to be in lockstep with McConnell. Here’s a sampling of the reaction from Congressional Republicans.
If there is any shred of truth to the allegations against Roy Moore, he should step aside immediately.
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) November 9, 2017
If there is any truth at all to these horrific allegations, Roy Moore should immediately step aside as a Senate candidate.
— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) November 9, 2017
MURKOWSKI on Moore: “I’m horrified, and if this is true he needs to step down immediately.”
— Elana Schor (@eschor) November 9, 2017
Sen. Perdue calls allegations against Moore "devastating," says he should leave race if true. @bethreinhard
— Kristina L. Peterson (@kristinapet) November 9, 2017
Sen. Toomey on Roy Moore: “If there’s a shred of truth to it, then he need to step aside.”
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) November 9, 2017
Sen. John Cornyn says he finds the WaPo story on Moore "deeply disturbing." Asked if he'll withdraw his endorsement, Cornyn said: "I think it's — the next steps are up to the governor and the people of Alabama."
— Emma Loop (@LoopEmma) November 9, 2017
NEW: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and NRSC Chair Cory Gardner release statements on allegations against Roy Moore: "If these allegations are true, he must step aside." pic.twitter.com/VpUPRufYZr
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) November 9, 2017
JUST IN: Sen @SteveDaines , who endorsed Roy Moore: “These are very serious allegations and if true he should step down”
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) November 9, 2017
— Eli Yokley (@eyokley) November 9, 2017
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