Fox analyst: Moore becomes GOP's 'hood ornament' if he wins

Fox analyst: Moore becomes GOP's 'hood ornament' if he wins
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Fox analyst Brit Hume said Wednesday that if Roy Moore is elected to the Senate, he will become the “hood ornament” of the GOP.

Hume said Republicans should “pray” that Moore loses the Dec. 12 election, because having Moore represent them would be a “hot mess.”

“Republicans should now pray that either Franken refuses to quit or Moore loses,” Hume tweeted. “Otherwise, a hot mess for the party as Moore becomes their hood ornament.”

Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct and assault by nine women, many of whom said Moore pursued them as teenagers, and one who said he touched her sexually when she was 14 and he was in his 30s.

Hume’s tweet also mentions Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenFranken rules out challenge against Gillibrand for Senate seat Franken targets senators from both parties in new comedy tour Al Franken on another Senate run: 'I'm keeping my options open' MORE (D-Minn.), who has been accused of unwanted groping and kissing by several women. On Wednesday, more than a dozen Democratic senators called on Franken to step down after a seventh woman came forward with an accusation.


Hume’s tweet suggests that if Franken does resign, it will set a new bar for senators and candidates, and that the accusations against Moore will stain the reputation of the GOP.

As sexual harassment allegations ramp up in Congress, conversations have been swirling about how lawmakers should respond to the allegations. Earlier this week, Rep. John ConyersJohn James ConyersDetroit voters back committee to study reparations The faith community can help pass a reparations bill California comes to terms with the costs and consequences of slavery MORE Jr. (D-Mich.) announced he would step down following multiple allegations of sexual harassment.

Franken has apologized and called several times for an ethics investigation into his behavior, but the additional accusation Wednesday morning prompted calls for his resignation.

Moore has repeatedly denied the allegations against him. Some GOP lawmakers originally called for him to step aside but have since backtracked. President Trump, who also faces accusations of sexual harassment and assault from more than a dozen women, has fully endorsed Moore.