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GOP lawmaker: Roy Moore is an ‘abomination’ to the Republican Party

Greg Nash

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) in an interview early Monday called GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore an “abomination to the Republican Party,” saying Americans deserve better.

“I disagree with President Trump on a recent thing, Roy Moore,” Hurd said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“I think Roy Moore is an abomination to the Republican Party, and that’s one thing Republicans and Democrats agree on … the American people deserve better.”

Alabama voters will go to the polls on Tuesday to choose between Moore and Democratic opponent Doug Jones to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Trump has endorsed Moore, despite the allegations that Moore sexually and romantically pursued teenage girls when he was in his 30s, saying that Moore will help push the GOP’s agenda.

{mosads}During a Florida campaign rally near the Alabama border Friday night, Trump urged his supporters to vote for Moore. The president also recorded a robocall in support of Moore.

Several GOP lawmakers and officials have denounced Moore, calling for him to step down or for an ethics investigation into the allegations if he is elected.

A member of the Republican National Committee (RNC) resigned Monday over the RNC’s support for Moore. The RNC originally withdrew its financial support of Moore, but reinstated it after Trump offered Moore his endorsement.

And Alabama GOP Sen. Richard Shelby said last week that he voted for a Republican write-in candidate, rather than casting his vote for Moore or Jones.

Tags Alabama Senate race Donald Trump Jeff Sessions Richard Shelby Roy Moore sexual misconduct allegations Will Hurd
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