Sasse calls RNC decision to resume support for Moore 'bad' and 'sad'

Sasse calls RNC decision to resume support for Moore 'bad' and 'sad'
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Sen. Ben SasseBenjamin (Ben) Eric SasseToobin: Flake and Sasse ‘never actually take a stand’ against Trump GOP lawmaker on Trump's 'Horseface' comment: 'That's not the way men act' Republican senator and Sean Hannity clash over claims in new book MORE (R-Neb.) said on Wednesday the Republican National Committee's (RNC) decision to resume its support for GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore was a "bad decision" and signaled a "sad day." 

"This is a bad decision and very sad day. I believe the women--and RNC previously did too. What's changed? Or is the party just indifferent?" Sasse said in a tweet. 

The RNC announced earlier this week that it would support Moore after originally severing ties with him over the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against the former judge. 


Several women alleged that Moore pursued relationships with them while they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

President Trump endorsed Moore on Monday, citing the need for a Republican in the Senate. 

Other Republicans have pushed back on Trump's endorsement, most notably Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeTrump boosts McSally, bashes Sinema in Arizona Watch live: Trump speaks at Arizona rally Mnuchin to attend anti-terror meeting in Saudi Arabia following Khashoggi disappearance MORE (R-Ariz.), who went as far as donating to Moore's Democratic opponent Doug Jones. 

Sasse stopped short of that, though, saying it was a bad idea.