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 SasseOcasio-Cortez returns to 'The Late Show' on Monday On The Money: Shutdown Day 26 | Pelosi calls on Trump to delay State of the Union | Cites 'security concerns' | DHS chief says they can handle security | Waters lays out agenda | Senate rejects effort to block Trump on Russia sanctions Senate rejects effort to block Trump on Russia sanctions 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. 

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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 FlakeSchumer recruiting top-notch candidate for McCain Senate seat The Hill's Morning Report — Trump eyes wall money options as shutdown hits 21 days Poll: Sanders most popular senator, Flake least 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.