The communications director for embattled US Senate candidate Roy Moore just quit

  • The communications director for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore resigned on Wednesday with less than three weeks before the December 12 special election.
  • The former communications director gave no reason for his sudden departure.
  • The move comes a day after President Donald Trump voiced his support for Moore amid the allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

The communications director for besieged Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore resigned from the campaign on Wednesday with less than three weeks left before the Alabama special election in December, the Washingtonian reported.

John Rogers quit his post without giving reasons for his departure and offered no further comments to the press.

Moore is currently running as a Republican for an open Senate seat in Alabama. His campaign has been in turmoil since The Washington Post published a report earlier this month detailing allegations of sexual misconduct against him. One woman claimed that Moore initiated a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 years old and he was 32.

Since The Post’s story broke, several more women have come forward with their own stories of Moore’s encounters with them.

Other women also told The Post that Moore pursued romantic relationships with them while he was in his 30s and they were teenagers. The age of consent in Alabama is 16.

Since the allegations broke, the Republican National Committee has dropped their financial support of Moore, and several top Republicans have distanced themselves from him.

National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman Cory Gardner has floated the possibility of immediately expelling Moore from the Senate if he wins the election in December.

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump said Moore had denied the allegations and noted that “we don’t need a liberal person … a Democrat” in the Senate.

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