GOP rep: Moore disqualified himself from Senate long ago

GOP rep: Moore disqualified himself from Senate long ago
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Rep. Charlie DentCharles (Charlie) Wieder DentThe biggest political upsets of the decade Ex-GOP lawmaker: Former colleagues privately say they're 'disgusted and exhausted' by Trump Overnight Health Care — Presented by Better Medicare Alliance — Federal judge blocks Trump from detaining migrant children indefinitely | Health officials tie vaping-related illnesses to 'Dank Vapes' brand | Trump to deliver health care speech in Florida MORE (R-Pa.) said Sunday that recent allegations about Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore only reinforce that the Republican nominee is unqualified for office.

"#RoyMoore disqualified himself for the Senate prior to these recent revelations due to his disregard for constitutional limits," Dent tweeted. "These disturbing allegations of misconduct further reinforce my belief of how unfit Mr. Moore is to serve in the Senate."


A 53-year-old woman accused Moore of initiating sexual contact with her when she was 14 and he was 32, The Washington Post reported. Three other women also said Moore approached them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18.

Moore has denied the allegations, saying they are “completely false,” and suggesting it is a smear campaign.

Dent said Sunday that Moore must be replaced on the ballot, arguing that the Republican Party will be stained by his candidacy if it continues to support Moore.

Multiple other members of the GOP have distanced themselves from Moore in the wake of the allegations, with three senators withdrawing their endorsements. However, Republicans in Alabama have mostly rallied around him.

Dent announced in September that he would not seek reelection.

Alabama law states that a candidate's name can't be removed from the ballot this soon before an election.

Some Republicans have pushed for the party to rally around a write-in campaign for Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeThe biggest political upsets of the decade State 'certificate of need' laws need to go GOP frets over nightmare scenario for Senate primaries MORE (R-Ala.). Strange lost to Moore in a Republican primary runoff in September.