Chairman of Senate GOP campaign arm: ‘We will never endorse’ Roy Moore

Chairman of Senate GOP campaign arm: ‘We will never endorse’ Roy Moore
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The chairman of the Senate Republicans’ campaign arm is vowing to “never” support Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) after President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE endorsed Moore earlier this week.

“Roy Moore will never have the support of the senatorial committee. We will never endorse him. We won’t support him,” Sen. Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerThe siren of Baton Rouge Senate confirms John Demers to head DOJ national security division Senate rejects bipartisan measure as immigration votes begin MORE (R-Colo.) told The Weekly Standard.

“I won’t let that happen. Nothing will change. I stand by my previous statement.”

Last month, Gardner called on the Senate to expel Moore if he wins the Alabama special election to fill the Senate seat formerly held by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsUnder pressure, Trump shifts blame for Russia intrusion Overnight Tech: Judge blocks AT&T request for DOJ communications | Facebook VP apologizes for tweets about Mueller probe | Tech wants Treasury to fight EU tax proposal Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand MORE.

Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, including one who alleges he initiated a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 and he was 32. Another woman accused Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was 16.

Moore has denied the allegations, calling them a political ploy to sabotage his campaign.

Gardner’s remarks come after the Republican National Committee reinstated its support for Moore earlier this week after initially cutting ties over the sexual misconduct allegations.

Trump offered a full-throated endorsement of Moore on Monday, tweeting his support and then calling Moore from Air Force One.

The Moore campaign said Trump told Moore “Go get 'em Roy” before ending the call.

Moore is currently leading Democratic opponent Doug Jones by 2.3 points, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls. The special election is set for Tuesday.