In light of the disturbing news that Roy Moore allegedly had sexual relations with teenage girls when he was in his 30s, several GOP politicians have expressed their concern:
JUST IN: Senator John Cornyn, No. 2 Republican leaders, calls allegations about Roy Moore “deeply disturbing”
— Laura Litvan (@LauraLitvan) November 9, 2017
With some also calling for Moore to step down if the allegations are true:
JUST NOW: @lisamurkowski on WaPo Report on Roy Moore: “I’m horrified and if it’s true he should step down immediately.”
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) November 9, 2017
NEW: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and NRSC Chair Cory Gardner release statements on allegations against Roy Moore: "If these allegations are true, he must step aside." pic.twitter.com/8EdCXINT8l
— ABC News (@ABC) November 9, 2017
BREAKING: Alabama Senator Richard Shelby weighs in on Moore allegations:
"If that's true, I don't believe there'd be any place for him in the United States Senate"
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) November 9, 2017
If there is any truth at all to these horrific allegations, Roy Moore should immediately step aside as a Senate candidate.
— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) November 9, 2017
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 9, 2017
Sen. John McCain also said Moore should step down:
The allegations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying. He should immediately step aside and allow the people of Alabama to elect a candidate they can be proud of.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) November 9, 2017
McCain on Moore: "He should immediately step aside and allow the people of Alabama to elect a candidate they can be proud of." pic.twitter.com/zmVBL2u2Ft
— Andrew Desiderio (@desiderioDC) November 9, 2017
Do you notice anything missing from McCain’s statement?
The only senator so far who hasn't hedged his denunciation with "if true" https://t.co/aEHNqGTy3b
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) November 9, 2017
— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) November 9, 2017
Notably, the McCain statement does not have an "if true" caveat. https://t.co/DHKrPTGkRc
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) November 9, 2017
McCain says Moore should step down right away, no "if true" caveat pic.twitter.com/BvvtIx5oSE
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) November 9, 2017