The GOP is falling into a familiar pattern in looking past sexual misconduct allegations.
Just hours after President Donald Trump explicitly backed Alabama’s Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, the Republican National Committee is reinstating its support of him. Moore has multiple allegations of child molestation and assault and inappropriate sexual behavior against him.
The RNC, which just three weeks ago withdrew its support for Moore and pulled out of a joint fundraising agreement with him, is back in his corner, according to several media reports. Breitbart News was first to report the decision.
Moore is engaged in an unexpectedly tight race against Democrat Doug Jones for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s US Senate seat.
The election has drawn national attention in light of several allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore. In November, the Washington Post published the accounts of four women with stories about Moore, including Leigh Corfman’s, who said that she was just 14 when she engaged in two sexually inappropriate meetings with Moore, who was then 32, in 1979. Other accusers have since come forward.
Republicans initially backed away from Moore as the allegations surfaced, but in recent days, both elected officials and Alabama voters appear to have gotten over the whole accused-child-molester thing.
“Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama,” Trump tweeted Monday morning.
Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama. We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2017
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