Politics RNC reverses, will support Moore in Alabama

04:40  05 december  2017
04:40  05 december  2017 Source:   thehill.com

McConnell on if Moore should be in Senate: The people of Alabama will decide

  McConnell on if Moore should be in Senate: The people of Alabama will decide Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Sunday that the people of Alabama will decide whether GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore is elected. During an interview on ABC's "This Week," McConnell was asked whether he thinks Moore should be in the Senate."I'm going to let the people of Alabama make the call," McConnell said.He was pressed on whether he is prepared to take action if Moore is elected."The Ethics Committee will have to consider the matters that have been litigated in the campaign should that particular candidate win," he said.

The Republican National Committee is reinstating its support of Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore after initially cutting ties over allegations of sexual misconduct, two sources confirmed to The Hill Monday. Breitbart News first reported that the RNC had decided to step back into the race

The Republican National Committee is reinstating its support of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore after initially cutting ties over allegations of sexual misconduct, The Hill confirmed on Monday. Two sources confirmed RNC 's renewed support .

RNC reverses, will support Moore in Alabama © Provided by The Hill RNC reverses, will support Moore in Alabama The Republican National Committee is reinstating its support of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore after initially cutting ties over allegations of sexual misconduct, The Hill confirmed on Monday.

Breitbart News first reported that the RNC had decided to step back into the race just hours after President Trump fully endorsed the candidate.

Two sources confirmed RNC's renewed support.

"We can confirm our involvement in the Alabama Senate race," an RNC official told The Hill.

A second source close to the RNC told The Hill that "the Breitbart story is real."

Bannon rallies Republicans for Roy Moore in Alabama

  Bannon rallies Republicans for Roy Moore in Alabama Steve Bannon urged what he called a crowd of "a bunch of deplorables" Tuesday to back Republican former judge Roy Moore in Alabama's Senate special election. "You've seen what all the powers that be are talking about the last couple of weeks: Let the folks in Alabama decide for Alabama," Bannon said.

The Republican National Committee is reinstating its support of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore after initially cutting ties over allegations of sexual misconduct, a source close to the RNC told The Hill on Monday.

The Republican National Committee is following in the footsteps of President Donald Trump and supporting Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore , according to an RNC official.

Trump endorsed Moore in a tweet that blasted out to millions of his followers as well as in a follow-up call aboard Air Force One, in which the president said, "Go get 'em, Roy."

The report comes after officials at the RNC and the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), the party's Senate campaign arm, told The Associated Press last month that they would not support Moore even after Trump stood by him.

The two GOP campaign groups cut ties with Moore in October, halting their financial and field support for his bid as a chorus of Republican lawmakers called on him to step aside.

Their decision to break ties with Moore came after a handful of women alleged that he made unwanted sexual advances while they were underaged minors and he was in his 30's.

GOP senator joins calls for ethics probe if Moore wins Senate election

  GOP senator joins calls for ethics probe if Moore wins Senate election Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) said Thursday that if Roy Moore is elected to the Senate next week, there should be an ethics investigation into the sexual assault and misconduct allegations against him. Tillis said on Buzzfeed's "AM to DM" Twitter morning show that he thinks an investigation should take place before the chamber moves to expel Moore or take other action."We need to examine the factsTillis said on Buzzfeed's "AM to DM" Twitter morning show that he thinks an investigation should take place before the chamber moves to expel Moore or take other action.

The same day President Trump formally endorsed Moore , the RNC reversed course and is once again throwing their hefty financial support behind the Republican candidate. As I predicted, Alabama voters have tuned out the national chorus and are supporting Moore nonetheless.

This ain't New York, a million dollars buys a whole schitload of ads in Alabama ! Please reject their help. Their support is drying up because of their refusal to back MAGA candidates. They're only doing this for the money.

Early Monday, Trump endorsed Moore, saying his vote is needed to push the Republican agenda in narrowly GOP-controlled Senate.

"The President had a positive call with Judge Roy Moore during which they discussed the state of the Alabama Senate race and the President endorsed Judge Moore's campaign," said White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah.

Moore has repeatedly denied the allegations of wrongdoing.

His Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, appears to be reaping the financial surplus from the fallout. Jones's campaign raised more than $10 million in donations between Oct. 1 and Nov. 22, USA Today reported on Friday.

A spokesman for the RNC and a spokeswoman for the NRSC both did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the matter.

The NRSC, according to the Breitbart report, has still not thrown its support again behind Moore.

Moore: I'm waiting for Secretary of State's final count .
A defiant Roy Moore declined on Wednesday to concede the Alabama Senate election to Democrat Doug Jones, saying that he is waiting on the Alabama secretary of state to certify the vote count. In a wide-ranging video address posted online, Moore said that the race between him and Jones remained close, and that military and provisional ballots had yet to be counted."We are indeed in a struggle to preserve our republic , our civilization , and our religion and to set free a suffering humanity," he said. " And the battle rages on."The address touched on themes familiar to the former Alabama Supreme Court justice's political career.

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