Despite his avowed denials, Republican Senators are basically condemning Roy Moore as guilty.
People are comparing condemning Roy Moore to believing the accusations about Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. I have no idea if Moore is guilty of anything, but there was an audio-recording of one of Weinstein’s improprieties and Spacey virtually admitted the charge on twitter.
But Senators have withdrawn their endorsements of Moore and the National Republican Senatorial Committee has cut him off.
Politico reports, “Moore defiant as Senate Republicans sever ties.”
But Moore and his backers remained defiant, portraying accusations that he initiated sexual contact with teenagers decades ago as a conspiracy by his opponents to drag down his candidacy.
The move by the National Republican Senatorial Committee came a day after The Washington Post reported the accounts of four women who alleged that Moore, as a man in his 30s, had pursued them as teenagers. One of the woman said he initiated sexual contact with her as a 14-year-old.
Two Republican senators rescinded their endorsements of Moore on Friday evening, with Steve Daines of Montana and Mike Lee of Utah pulling their support.
“Having read the detailed description of the incidents, as well as the response from Judge Moore and his campaign, I can no longer endorse his candidacy for the US Senate,” Lee wrote on Twitter.
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