Mitt Romney on Roy Moore: ‘Innocent Until Proven Guilty Is For Criminal Convictions, Not Elections’
While many Republicans in Washington have quickly distanced themselves from Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore following the bombshell allegations he initiated sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32, other conservatives have come to his defense. For instance, one Alabama GOP politician cited the Bible while brushing off the allegations, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) dismissed Republican condemnations as anti-Trump and Steve Bannon painted it all as a plot hatched by the mainstream media.
The former standard bearer of the Republican Party, however, spoke out today and roundly condemned Moore. Mitt Romney also seemed to take aim at those hedging on the Moore allegations by using the whole “if true” disclaimer.
Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections. I believe Leigh Corfman. Her account is too serious to ignore. Moore is unfit for office and should step aside.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) November 10, 2017
As you can see in the tweet above, the former Republican presidential nominee noted that he believes Moore’s accuser while adding that “Moore is unfit for office and should step aside.”
In a statement to the press last night, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump believes if “allegations are true” Moore will “do the right thing and step aside.”
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