Sasse: RNC help for Roy Moore 'doesn't make any sense'

Sasse: RNC help for Roy Moore 'doesn't make any sense'
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Sen. Ben SasseBenjamin (Ben) Eric SasseMajority say Trump should face primary challenge, poll finds Election Countdown: Arizona Senate race still too close to call | Florida vote tally fight heats up | Trump calls for Abrams to 'move on' Flake not ruling out 2020 run against Trump MORE (R-Neb.) is knocking the Republican National Committee (RNC) for restarting help for GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore ahead of that state's special election next week.

"I started by criticizing the RNC for giving money to somebody that they explicitly admitted in the past that they believed these women in Alabama, and somehow now the RNC is giving money," Sasse told reporters outside of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday.

He added that "it doesn’t make any sense, if you believe the victims, you don’t give money to this guy."


Sasse, who was asked about his criticism of GOP Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeFlake says he'll oppose judicial nominees until Mueller bill gets vote Bill to protect Mueller blocked in Senate Sinema: ‘I would have considered’ a challenger to Schumer MORE's (Ariz.) donation to Democratic candidate Doug Jones, noted he is also frustrated with the RNC's decision to restart help for Moore following President Trump's endorsement this week.

Several women have accused Moore of inappropriate sexual contact, or pursuing relationships with them, when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. Moore has denied the allegations.

Sasse got pushback on social media on Tuesday when he called Flake's $100 donation to Jones a "bad idea."

He took shots at both parties on Wednesday, arguing voters should push for better choices during elections.

"I think we have too much binary nonsense in our politics right now. It's pretty obvious that the political parties stink," Sasse added.