The allegations against Roy Moore have caused Republicans such as John McCain to say that Moore should step down and end his candidacy. Former Massachusetts governor and GOP 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney agreed with McCain:
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.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) November 10, 2017
And like McCain’s statement, Romney’s call on Moore to leave the race didn’t contain the “if true” caveat about the allegations. Meanwhile, Moore has said he will not back down.
Romney is one of the few Republicans who doesn't have the "if true" in his statement, even goes further by saying "I believe Leigh" https://t.co/nVegZsvaTe
— Eliza Collins (@elizacollins1) November 10, 2017
Big news from Mitt Romney, who was accused of sexism, racism, and homophobia while running for office 🤔 https://t.co/Iv8JtfbRAY
— Corinne Clark (@corinnec) November 10, 2017
You could say this about tv/film contracts etc too….."Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections." https://t.co/UiEH0RGYYK
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 10, 2017
Is Romney finished with politics, or no?
Future Sen. Romney is coming in hot https://t.co/xuHbF6qQRJ
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) November 10, 2017
— #actually we need 280 characters in the name field (@HashtagGriswold) November 10, 2017
He's running https://t.co/C2Y2GVCLRB
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) November 10, 2017