Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney said that Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore would be a “stain on the GOP and the nation.”
“Roy Moore in the US Senate would be a stain on the GOP and on the nation. Leigh Corfman and other victims are courageous heroes. No vote, no majority is worth losing our honor, our integrity,” Romney tweeted Monday afternoon.
Roy Moore in the US Senate would be a stain on the GOP and on the nation. Leigh Corfman and other victims are courageous heroes. No vote, no majority is worth losing our honor, our integrity.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) December 4, 2017
Moore is up in the polls roughly one week ahead of when voters are scheduled to cast their ballots.
RealClearPolitics polling average has Moore up 2.6 percentage points over Democrat Doug Jones. Alabama voters will head to the ballot box Dec. 12 to choose their replacement for current GOP Sen. Luther Strange — the man who replaced Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Trump endorsed Moore’s candidacy aboard Air Force One Monday morning, after shying away for weeks from throwing his full weight behind the candidate. The president also tweeted out his support Monday.
“Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama,” Trump tweeted. “We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!”
Moore lost a steadfast lead in the polls after The Washington Post reported a number sexual harassment allegations against him. The instances allegedly involved young women under the age of 18 and occurred while Moore was in his 30s.
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