Amid an ongoing barrage of sexual assault allegations, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has just confirmed to the Washingtonian that his communications director, John Rogers, has resigned.
John Rogers has resigned as communications director from Roy Moore’s Senate campaign, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Reached by phone on Wednesday, Rogers confirmed his resignation. He declined to comment further.
The move comes as allegations of sexual misconduct against the Alabama Republican continue to roil his campaign. Moore has denied those allegations, but several prominent Republicans, including Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, have withdrawn their endorsements. The Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee have also dropped their support.
Of course, this resignation comes as Moore has repeatedly denied allegations and even went so far last week as to imply that an entry in one of his victim's yearbooks may have been a forgery (see: Judge Moore Doubles Down On Denial; Alleges That Gloria Allred's Yearbook Message Is A "Fraud").
In an impromptu press conference, Roy Moore's attorneys have called upon Gloria Allred and her client Beverly Young-Nelson to release the high school yearbook, which she claims was signed in 1977 by then Assistant District Attorney Moore, so that it can be submitted to a handwriting expert for analysis to determine whether it's "genuine or a fraud."
HAPPENING NOW: Roy Moore's attorney demands the yearbook belonging to sexual assault accuser be released so the writing can be analyzed. pic.twitter.com/tRKcXfYiaZ— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 15, 2017
Meanwhile, Rogers' departure also comes just one day after President Trump reaffirmed his backing of Moore saying "well he denies it, Roy Moore totally denies it."
"Well he denies it, Roy Moore totally denies it. And by the way, he gives a total denial. And I have to say, 40 years is a long time. He's run eight races and this has never come up. The women are Trump voters, most of them are Trump voters. So I guess you have to do what you have to do."
"I can tell you one thing for sure. We don't need a liberal person in there, a Democrat. I looked at his record he's terrible on crime terrible on borders. We don't need somebody who's soft on crime like Jones."
So what say you? Does the Alabama Senate race debacle all come down to a poorly crafted communications strategy or is the end near for Judge Moore?