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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