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Report: Alabama GOP Meeting to Decide Moore's Fate

Report: Alabama GOP Meeting to Decide Moore's Fate
Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore (Brynn Anderson/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 15 November 2017 04:57 PM

The Alabama Republican steering committee is currently meeting to discuss whether it will disqualify Roy Moore as a candidate in the Senate race, Talking Points Memo reports.

Moore has been battling allegations reported last week by The Washington Post he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago when he was in his 30s and pursued romantic relationships with three other teenagers. A new accuser came forward Monday saying Moore, now 70, sexually assaulted her in the 1970s.

The 21 members of the steering committee are the only ones who can pull Moore's nomination. Most members of the committee have stayed silent so far, but decided to move ahead with a meeting because of the severity of the allegations.

"We are still weighing the evidence, but realize some decision or statement must come from the state party soon," one Alabama Republican told TPM on Tuesday.

Politico on Tuesday reported the Republican National Committee was withdrawing its support for Moore and stepping away from a joint agreement to raise funds for him. It was also canceling a program for sending canvassers into the field before the special election Dec. 12.

NRSC Chairman Cory Gardner told reporters Tuesday if Moore wins, "the Senate should vote to expel him because he does not meet the ethical and moral requirements of the United States Senate."

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Talking Points Memo reports there is currently a meeting to discuss whether the Alabama Republican steering committee will disqualify Roy Moore as a candidate in the Senate race.
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