Republican Senatorial Committee Cuts Off Roy Moore's Funding

Update: A Republican Virginia Congresswoman in a district carried by Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election is calling for Roy Moore to drop out of the race. Rep. Barbara Comstock in her statement compared Moore with other men recently accused of sexual harassment, assault and other crimes, the Hill reported.

“Harvey Weinstein, Anthony Weiner, Roger Ailes, Roy Moore…No MOORE of this,” Comstock said Friday in a statement. “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,” Comstock continued. “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."

Comstock won Virginia’s 10th District by 6 points in 2016, but President Trump lost the district to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton by 10 points, according to The Hill.

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Update: The National Republican Senatorial Committee has reportedly removed itself from its joint fundraising agreement with Roy Moore.

Politico reports that Federal Election Commission paperwork filed on Friday showed that the National Republican Senatorial Committee is no longer listed as part of a joint fundraising committee with Moore's campaign, the Alabama Republican Party, and the Republican National Committee.

The other three entities remain in the contract, as of Friday afternoon.

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As we detailed earlier, yesterday, we reported that Roy Moore, the Steve Bannon-backed Republican candidate for the Alabama Senate seat formerly held by AG Jeff Sessions, has been accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a 14-year old girl back in 1979, when he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney.

Moore handily won the Republican primary in the race to fill Session's old seat back in September, and was gearing up to face Democrat and former US Attorney Doug Jones in a special election next month.

But the allegations are threatening to derail his campaign, and possibly throw the senate seat to Democratic contender Doug Jones, a former US attorney.

Several Republicans have already stepped up to condemn Moore and demand that he ‘step aside’ (with the important caveat that he should do so only if the allegations are true). And now, the White House has offered its thoughts about the allegations.

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters traveling with Trump in Asia that the president believes a “mere allegation”, especially one from many years ago, shouldn’t be allowed to destroy a person’s life.

But that if the accusations are true, President Donald Trump is confident Moore “will do the right thing and step aside."

The Washington Post reported Thursday that an Alabama woman said Moore had sexual contact with her when she was 14 and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. It also reported he had inappropriate contact with three other women ranging in age from 16 to 18.

The Moore campaign denied the report as “the very definition of fake news and intentional defamation.

According to the Washington Post, the legal age of consent in Alabama, now, and in 1979, is 16. Today, a person who is at least 19 years old who has sexual contact with someone older than 12 and younger than 15 has committed sexual abuse in the second degree. Sexual contact is defined as touching of sexual or intimate parts. The crime is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail.

In Alabama, the statute of limitations for bringing felony charges involving sexual abuse of a minor in 1979 would have run out three years later, and the time frame for filing a civil complaint would have ended when the alleged victim turned 21, according to Child USA, a nonprofit research and advocacy group at the University of Pennsylvania.

Of course, Moore has vociferously denied the claims as an attack on his campaign by his liberal opponents. While no new polls have been taken since the allegations surfaced last night, Moore was beating Jones by double digits according to at least one poll cited by RealClearPolitics.

The question now is: Will Moore step aside? And if he doesn’t, can he still win?

The fate of tax reform - not to mention the Republicans’ broader legislative agenda - may hang in the balance.

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As pressure for Moore to step aside mounts, Axios is reporting that Sen. Mike Lee of Utah has asked Roy Moore's team to stop using Lee's image on their campaign fundraising materials. While it's too late for Moore to be removed from the ballot, but responses like those from Lee show he's quickly losing support from the GOP.

Comments

Gap Admirer cheka Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:38 Permalink

The leftist "news" corporations and the democrat party, but I repeat myself, regularly come up with allegations - allegations that can not be proven or disproved - against the republican candidate days before the election.  And this poor, poor, 14 year old.  She was so traumatized that she couldn't bring out the allegations for more than three DECADES or for **any** other political race that Judge Moore was in.  Only this one and only days before the vote.  Not even in the primaries.A bunch of bullshit.  The dems actually do the abuse then accuse republicans of doing what they do.  Sadly, the media campaign for the dems and run with it.Too tiresome.

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GUS100CORRINA SerfsUp Fri, 11/10/2017 - 15:08 Permalink

Republican Senatorial Committee Cuts Off Roy Moore's FundingMy response: This is PURE and UNMITIGATED BULLSHIT!!!!Planned Parenthood and deep state probably behind this CRAP.Roy Moore is an honorable man above this sort of stuff.The DEEP STATE DESPOTS are a bunch of GUTLESS WONDERS who should be put out of business permanently.

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Omen IV cheka Fri, 11/10/2017 - 14:26 Permalink

she said she had severe money problems. This will be the defining debacle of the establishment republicans and the leadership of  McCain / McConnellthis is a HIGH TECH LYNCHING as the man said a long time agonothing will stop these people  - which suggests that Mueller is more dangerous than before - since ANY of his allegation against Trump is grist for immediate  impeachment sedition is everywhere

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curbjob E5 Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:50 Permalink

Roy Moore believes the earth is 6000 years old so,CLEARLY HE DOESNT HAVE A FUCKING CLUE WHEN IT COMES TO AGE. As a resident of Alabama ,  it's a fucking insult that you syphilated cunt republicans expect me to vote for someone who thinks jeebers petted dinosaurs . You think we're fucking dumb cunts down here who are going to vote for a retard just because there's a R after his name ?  ... because Bannon says so ? That's the same assumption democrats make about the dindu vote except in this case they're not pushing a tALibani  Liberty Conservative ? are you fucking high ? Roy Moore wants to waterboard you for smoking a blunt you dumb fuck. 

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Minack curbjob Fri, 11/10/2017 - 14:16 Permalink

Is there anything more insufferable than a fedorafag? You were expected to vote for an establishment empty suit named Luther Strange and since the people didn't go along with McConnell's choice, other measures had to be taken. Moore is supposed to be a shiv in the GOP's side.Maybe in between waterboarding sessions you can put down the blunt and pay attention to more than two days worth of news headlines.

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Minack curbjob Fri, 11/10/2017 - 16:09 Permalink

No, why would it be? Moore's going to win because people are sick of media and establishment BS games. The attack on Moore only adds fuel to the anti-establishment fire. So go ahead. Keep attacking Christians. Keep attacking whites. Keep attacking guns and all the other things you degenerates hate because it wakes up more people and encourages them to go out and vote just to spite the left.

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curbjob Minack Fri, 11/10/2017 - 16:30 Permalink

"So go ahead. Keep attacking Christians."Moore isn't a christian. That bible he waves around is just to get votes and, apparently to get laid. "Keep attacking whites."Huh ? Last I checked, both candidates are white. "Keep attacking guns "Again, wtf  ? Aside, Jones is an avid hunter and pro the 2nd.

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AGuy curbjob Fri, 11/10/2017 - 15:12 Permalink

"As a resident of Alabama , it's a fucking insult that you syphilated cunt republicans expect me to vote for someone who thinks jeebers petted dinosaurs ."

Well Stalin, Mao believe the world was much older than 6K, but just because the believed in evolution does mean you should vote for them. FWIW: You never see many non-religous conservatives that promote Libertarian views.

Which would you rather have:

1. A Christian Politican that believes in the Bible to the letter, but honors the constitution, less taxes, less gov't interfernce

2. An athetist Politican that has substituted the state for God and believe citizen don't have any rights (except if your non-white gay transgender that cross dresses). Who wants to tax ever dollar you earn, take away your healthcare, and teach your kid to love & worship the state.

You don't have a third option: Choose one of the above. Sorry life sucks and isn't fair. Deal with it.

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