GOP senator on backing Moore: ‘It’s a numbers game’

GOP senator on backing Moore: ‘It’s a numbers game’

Sen. James InhofeJames (Jim) Mountain InhofeFive takeaways on the canceled Trump summit with Kim Senate panel unanimously approves water infrastructure bill Defense bill moves forward with lawmakers thinking about McCain MORE (R-Okla.) said he will support Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, calling it a "numbers game."

“I would support him or will support him. It’s a numbers game," he said, according to CBS Miami.

"I want Republicans to maintain control," he said.

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Moore is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

The Washington Post reported last month that a woman accused Moore of initiating a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 and he was 32. Other women have also come forward to allege sexual misconduct.

The former Alabama chief justice has repeatedly denied the allegations.

President Trump on Monday offered his support for Moore, saying Moore is needed in the Senate to get GOP agenda items accomplished.

"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. "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!"

The president later called Moore from Air Force One to offer his support.

The Republican National Committee is also reinstating its support of Moore after initially cutting ties over the sexual misconduct allegations.