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GOP's Sen. Collins: Senate Will Seat Moore If He Wins

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If controversial Republican Roy Moore wins the special election for U.S. senator from Alabama, he will almost certainly be seated, Moore critic and Republican Sen. Susan Collins  told reporters Thursday morning.

At a press breakfast in Washington, D.C. hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, Collins was asked whether, if Moore is elected, the Senate could deny him his seat or expel him once he takes office.

Collins replied that she felt “there are no grounds under the Consitution to remove him” if he meets the “constitutional requirements” to serve.

Collins’ remarks come at a time when polls show Moore has regained his standing in the race weeks after eight women made sensational claims that the Republican nominee had made unwanted advances at them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

According to a just-completed JMC Analytics poll, Moore now leads Democrat Doug Jones by a margin of 48 to 43 percent among likely voters statewide.

As it is with the allegations of sexual harassment against Sen. Al Franken (D.-Minn.), the claims against Moore will be referred to the Senate Ethics Committee if he is triumphant on Dec. 12.

“I’ll wait and see what the Ethics Committee says,” Collins said, but added that the question of whether senators would deny a seat when voters of a state knowing the facts about a candidate nonetheless elect him “is a really difficult question . . . I don’t know the answer.”

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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If controversial Republican Roy Moore wins the special election for U.S. senator from Alabama, he will almost certainly be seated, Moore critic and Republican Sen. Susan Collins told reporters Thursday morning.
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