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 TrumpSunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal Rove warns Senate GOP: Don't put only focus on base Ann Coulter blasts Trump shutdown compromise: ‘We voted for Trump and got Jeb!’ 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 Memo: Concern over shutdown grows in Trump World Senate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees Overnight Defense: Trump unveils new missile defense plan | Dems express alarm | Shutdown hits Day 27 | Trump cancels Pelosi foreign trip | Senators offer bill to prevent NATO withdrawal MORE (R-Colo.) told The Weekly Standard.

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

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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 SessionsOvernight Health Care: Thousands more migrant children may have been separated | Senate rejects bill to permanently ban federal funds for abortion | Women's March to lobby for 'Medicare for All' Acting AG Whitaker's wife defends him in lengthy email to journalist Watchdog: Thousands more migrant children separated from parents than previously known 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.