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 SasseChristine Todd Whitman: Trump should step down over Putin press conference GOP lambasts Trump over performance in Helsinki GOP senator: Senate should be 'disgusted' by Helsinki summit 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 FlakeHistory argues for Democratic Senate gains GOP to White House: End summit mystery The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and Congress at odds over Russia 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.