Nikki Haley blasts Roy Moore's Senate bid: 'He does not represent our Republican Party'

Nikki Haley blasts Roy Moore's Senate bid: 'He does not represent our Republican Party'
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Nikki HaleyNikki HaleyNoem to travel to South Carolina for early voting event Poll: Trump leads 2024 GOP primary trailed by Pence, DeSantis Trump is a complication for Republican hopes in Virginia MORE, the Trump administration’s former ambassador to the United Nations, came out on Friday in opposition to Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreRoy Moore loses lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen Shelby backs ex-aide over Trump-favored candidate in Alabama Senate race Of inmates and asylums: Today's House Republicans make the John Birchers look quaint MORE launching another Senate bid in Alabama.

“Who in the world are his advisors? At what point does he think another run will have a different response?” Haley asked on Twitter.

“He does not represent our Republican Party,” the former GOP governor of South Carolina added.

The controversial former Alabama Supreme Court justice announced Thursday that he will seek to challenge Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) for his seat in 2020.


Moore won the Republican nomination for a special election in 2017 to fill the seat vacated by Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsDemocrat stalls Biden's border nominee Garland strikes down Trump-era immigration court rule, empowering judges to pause cases Unsealed documents detail Trump and Biden efforts on reporter records MORE when he joined the Trump administration as attorney general.

But Moore's campaign was tainted by allegations that he had pursued sexual and romantic relationships with teenage girls decades ago when he was in his 30s, claims he has denied.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellHouse Democrats grow frustrated as they feel ignored by Senate Democrats question GOP shift on vaccines Has Trump beaten the system? MORE (R-Ky.) vowed this week that he and his allies would strongly oppose the former judge's campaign in 2020.

"We'll be opposing Roy Moore vigorously," McConnell told reporters at the Capitol earlier this week.

Other Senate Republicans also came out in opposition of Moore's candidacy. 

“Give me a break. This place has enough creepy old men,” Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallySchumer, Tim Scott lead as Senate fundraising pace heats up GOP group launches million ad campaign pressing Kelly on filibuster Democrats facing tough reelections back bipartisan infrastructure deal MORE (R-Ariz.) said.