Sasse calls RNC decision to resume support for Moore 'bad' and 'sad'

Sasse calls RNC decision to resume support for Moore 'bad' and 'sad'
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Sen. Ben SasseBenjamin (Ben) Eric SasseGOP senator tears into Trump for congratulating Putin The Hill's 12:30 Report Overnight Defense: Trump unveils new sanctions against Russia | Key Republicans back VA chief amid controversy | Trump gives boost to military 'space force' MORE (R-Neb.) said on Wednesday the Republican National Committee's (RNC) decision to resume its support for GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore was a "bad decision" and signaled a "sad day." 

"This is a bad decision and very sad day. I believe the women--and RNC previously did too. What's changed? Or is the party just indifferent?" Sasse said in a tweet. 

The RNC announced earlier this week that it would support Moore after originally severing ties with him over the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against the former judge. 

Several women alleged that Moore pursued relationships with them while they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

President Trump endorsed Moore on Monday, citing the need for a Republican in the Senate. 

Other Republicans have pushed back on Trump's endorsement, most notably Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeNearly 70 percent say Trump is a bad role model for children: poll GOP lawmaker: 'We might need to build a wall between California and Arizona' Steyer brings his push to impeach Trump to town halls across the nation MORE (R-Ariz.), who went as far as donating to Moore's Democratic opponent Doug Jones. 

Sasse stopped short of that, though, saying it was a bad idea.