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 HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyJuan Williams: Why does Trump fear GOP voters? Can Carl DeMaio save the California GOP? Treasury: US deficit tops trillion in 11 months MORE, the Trump administration’s former ambassador to the United Nations, came out on Friday in opposition to Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreSen. Doug Jones launches reelection bid in Alabama Flake donates to Democratic sheriff being challenged by Arpaio in Arizona Omar shares anonymous death threat, speaks out against 'hate' and need for security 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 SessionsTrump reignites court fight with Ninth Circuit pick Democrats press Nadler to hold Lewandowski in contempt Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' 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 McConnellToomey on gun reform: 'Beto O'Rourke is not helping' Election meddling has become the new normal of US diplomacy DC statehood push faces long odds despite record support 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 McSallyArizona Democrats push Sinema censure vote off until January Pence taps former DHS spokeswoman as his new press secretary Arizona Democratic Party will hold vote to censure Sinema MORE (R-Ariz.) said.