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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 HaleyThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Ahead: One-shot vax, easing restrictions, fiscal help Haley isolated after Trump fallout Trump to reemerge on political scene at CPAC MORE, the Trump administration’s former ambassador to the United Nations, came out on Friday in opposition to Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreShelby won't run for reelection The Seventeenth Amendment and the censure of Donald Trump Doug Jones joining CNN as political commentator 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.

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Moore won the Republican nomination for a special election in 2017 to fill the seat vacated by Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsManchin flexes muscle in 50-50 Senate Udalls: Haaland criticism motivated 'by something other than her record' Ocasio-Cortez targets Manchin over Haaland confirmation 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 McConnellMinimum wage setback revives progressive calls to nix Senate filibuster Schiff sees challenges for intel committee, community in Trump's shadow McConnell says he'd back Trump as 2024 GOP nominee 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 McSallyNew rule shakes up Senate Armed Services subcommittees The Seventeenth Amendment and the censure of Donald Trump Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly jokes about piloting congressional subway MORE (R-Ariz.) said.