GOP Reactions on Sex Allegations against Roy Moore

Read my two statements concerning former judge Roy Moore, a Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Alabama’s special election scheduled on 12 Dec 2017: Alabama’s Republican primary runoff election results and sex allegations against Moore.

I proudly commend numerous Republican politicians for condemning Judge Moore and demanding him to step aside. Due to a large number of the Republicans’ reactions on the sexual allegations against Moore, I only select the best reactions from the Republican politicians.

White House

  • Vice President Mike Pence (IN): The vice president found the allegations in the story disturbing and believes, if true, this would disqualify anyone from serving in office. (via VP Pence’s press secretary Alyssa Farah, CBS News, 11/9/17)

U.S. Senators

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY): If these allegations are true, he must step aside. (Washington Examiner, 11/9/17)
  • Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (TX): If it is true I don’t think his candidacy is sustainable. (Washington Examiner, 11/9/17)
  • Susan Collins (ME): If there is any truth at all to these horrific allegations, Roy Moore should immediately step aside as a Senate candidate. (Twitter, 11/9/17) / I have now read Mr. Moore’s statement and listened to his radio interview in which he denies the charges. I did not find his denials to be convincing and believe that he should withdraw from the Senate race in Alabama. (Twitter, 11/13/17)
  • Bob Corker (TN): Look, I’m sorry, but even before these reports surfaced, Roy Moore’s nomination was a bridge too far. (Twitter, 11/11/17)
  • Jeff Flake (AZ): If there is any shred of truth to the allegations against Roy Moore, he should step aside immediately. (Twitter, 11/9/17) / Come on, Republicans. Is this who we are? This cannot be who we are. (Twitter, 11/10/17, in response to Daniel Dole’s tweet stating, “After a long pause, Alabama Bibb County Republican chairman Jerry Pow tells me he’d vote for Roy Moore even if Moore did commit a sex crime against a girl. ‘I would vote for Judge Moore because I wouldn’t want to vote for Doug,’ he says. ‘I’m not saying I support what he did.’”)
  • Cory Gardner (CO), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC): The allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore are deeply troubling. If these allegations are found to be true, Roy Moore must drop out of the Alabama special Senate election. (Tweet by Kyle Griffin, 11/9/17)
  • Lindsey Graham (SC): In light of the most recent allegations and the cumulative effect of others, I believe Roy Moore would be doing himself, the state, the GOP, and the country a service by stepping aside. If he continues this will not end well for Mr. Moore. (Twitter, 11/13/17)
  • Orrin Hatch (UT): I stand with the Majority Leader on this. These are serious and disturbing accusations, and while the decision is now in the hands of the people of Alabama, I believe Luther Strange is an excellent alternative. (Twitter, 11/13/17 in response to the Washington Post’s tweet stating “Senate majority leader calls on Roy Moore to end Senate campaign after claims of sexual misconduct with 14-year-old girl.”)
  • Ron Johnson (WI): If true, these allegations describe intolerable behavior and are disqualifying. (Milwaukee’s Journal Sentinel, 11/10/17)
  • John McCain (AZ): The allegations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying. He should immediately step aside and allow the people of Alabama to elect a candidate they can be proud of. (Twitter, 11/9/17)
  • Lisa Murkowski (AK): I’m horrified and if this is true he needs to step down immediately. (Washington Examiner, 11/9/17)
  • David Perdue (one of my two Georgia senators): It’s devastating. If those allegations are true then he should step aside. I’m sorry but this is untenable, if they are true. I just saw the story but this is very serious. (Washington Examiner, 11/9/17)
  • Jim Risch (ID): If these allegations are true, Roy Moore must step aside. (Washington Examiner, 11/9/17)
  • Marco Rubio (FL): Today’s report in The Washington Post raises allegations against Mr. Moore that are deeply disturbing and, if true, disqualifying. (Washington Examiner, 11/9/17)
  • Ben Sasse (NE): The Post’s story is appalling and heartbreaking. If there’s an ounce of truth to any of this, Roy Moore has no place in public life and ought to drop out immediately. Alabamians should start thinking about who they’ll write in but it’s obvious that conservatives deserve better than this. (Washington Examiner, 11/9/17)
  • Tim Scott (SC): Moore’s denial was not as strong as the allegations. The GOP ought to be a party focused on principles. (The Guardian News, 11/12/17)
  • Richard Shelby (AL): If that’s true, then he wouldn’t belong in the Senate. (Washington Examiner, 11/9/17)
  • Luther Strange (AL): They’ve just come to light, and I’ve just read about them. It’s very, very disturbing, what I’ve read about. (Washington Examiner, 11/9/17) [Note: Luther is temporarily appointed to fill in the seat, which was vacated by Jeff Sessions to become the U.S. Attorney General in the Trump Administration last February. Unfortunately, Luther lost to Judge Moore in the primary runoff election on September 26th.]
  • Thom Tillis (NC): The allegations leveled at Roy Moore are disturbing. I have serious concerns about his prior conduct and fitness for office. He should immediately withdraw from the race. (Twitter, 11/13/17)
  • Pat Toomey (PA): The preponderance of the evidence seems to support the accuser. He would prefer for Roy to step aside in favor of a write-in candidate. (The Guardian News, 11/12/17)
  • Todd Young (IN): After giving Roy Moore ample time to unequivocally deny the disturbing allegations against him, those allegations remain far more persuasive than the denials. Roy Moore should immediately drop out of the race. The appearance of grossly reprehensible behavior disqualifies him from service in the United States Senate. If he does not step aside, we need to act to protect the integrity of the Senate. (Twitter, 11/13/17)

U.S. House of Representatives

  • Paul Ryan, House Speaker (WI-01): These allegations are disqualifying if true. Anyone who would do this to a child has no place in public office, let alone the United States Senate. (Milwaukee’s Journal Sentinel, 11/10/17)
  • Barbara Comstock (VA-10): Harvey Weinstein, Anthony Weiner, Roger Ailes, Roy Moore… No MOORE of this… 4 women have come forward with detailed stories about Roy Moore. Their stories are confirmed through numerous sources who knew of the actions at the time or well before now. I believed the stories from the victims of Harvey Weinstein, Roger Ailes and others because they were substantiated and consistent with the stories of how sexual predators operate. To date Roy Moore has not provided any credible explanation or response to the detailed allegations, particularly the allegations by a woman who was at the time 14 year old girl and Roy Moore was a 32 year-old assistant district attorney. The defense from some of his supporters is beyond disturbing. Today, the National Review Editorial board also set out the case against Roy Moore and why he should drop out. Roy Moore should not serve in the U.S. Senate. (Twitter, 11/10/17)
  • Carlos Curbelo (FL-26): Not my state; not my chamber but this man is despicable and should step down. To call him “unfit” is generous. (Twitter, 11/10/17)
  • Charlie Dent (PA-15): Roy Moore disqualified himself for the Senate prior to these recent revelations due to his disregard for constitutional limits. These disturbing allegations of misconduct further reinforce my belief of how unfit Mr. Moore is to serve in the Senate. I did not support Roy Moore when he won the Republican nomination and now he must be replaced on the ballot. The Party of Abraham Lincoln will not be able to remove the stain of Roy Moore if he remains the Republican Party’s standard bearer in the Alabama Senate Race. (Twitter, 11/12/17)

Other Politicians

  • Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland: Roy Moore’s defenders should ask themselves if they would be so quick to excuse him if the victim was their daughter or if the offender was a Democrat. He is unfit for office and should step aside. Americans are better than this. (Twitter, 11/11/17)
  • John Kasich, Governor of Ohio: I’ve long opposed Roy Moore & his divisive viewpoints. The actions described make him unfit for office. The GOP must not support him. He should step aside. (Twitter, 11/10/17)
  • Mitt Romney, 2012 Republican presidential nominee and former Governor of Massachusetts: 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. (Twitter, 11/10/17)

In my political opinion, Roy Moore is totally a very corrupt, partisan, bigot, racist, ultra-conservative, narrow-minded, homophobic, theocratic, liar and even sex predator! Based on the severe ‘sex’ allegations involving the underage girls in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Moore MUST step aside and withdraw his candidacy from U.S. Senate race immediately! As you see, I’ve already known that he is clearly UNFIT for any public office, especially at the federal level. He has NO place to serve in the U.S. Senate, period! He is HORRIBLE troublemaker!!!!!

Kudos to those Republican politicians for speaking out about the disgusting and embarrassing allegations against Roy Moore! CLAP, CLAP, CLAP!!!!! Roy Moore is a LOSER!

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2017 at 6:40 PM EST

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