Republican National Committee reinstates support for Roy Moore in Alabama amid sexual misconduct scandal

  • The Republican National Committee reinstated support for Roy Moore.
  • The RNC, NRSC, and other Republicans withdrew support for Moore last month after several women accused Moore of sexual misconduct.

The Republican National Committee reinstated its support for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore on Monday after President Donald Trump endorsed the special-election candidate embroiled in accusations of child molestation and sexual misconduct.

An RNC official confirmed to Business Insider its revamped support for Moore, which was first reported by Breitbart News.

Several women have come forward accusing Moore of sexual misconduct, many of whom were teenagers as young as 14 years old at the time.

The allegations, which were corroborated by dozens of sources from multiple news outlets, prompted Republican lawmakers and groups to withdraw support for Moore last month, including the RNC and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

The RNC and NRSC withdrew from the joint fundraising agreement with Moore’s campaign. The NRSC chairman, Sen. Cory Gardner, even demanded the Senate to expel Moore if he were to win. The NRSC did not respond to an emailed request for comment regarding whether they maintain the position that Moore should be expelled if he wins the special election on December 12.

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