Support for Roy Moore Among GOP Senators Is Crumbling


'Accusations Have More Credibility Than the Denial'

Roy Moore didn't have many fans in the U.S. Senate, and today he has even less. Saturday night Sen. Bill Cassidy became the third Republican lawmaker to rescind his endorsement of Moore, joining the highly-conservative Senator Mike Lee of Utah and Sen. Steve Daines of Montana. On Sunday, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) (photo) said the allegations against Moore are stronger than the denials, and Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) echoed those remarks, saying Moore should pull out.

“You know, this is a terrible situation,” Sen. Toomey said on NBC News' “Meet the Press.”

“Nearly 40-year-old allegation. We’ll probably never know for sure exactly what happens," Tomey said, as HuffPost reported. "But from my point of view, you know, I have to say, I think the accusations have more credibility than the denial. I think it would be best if Roy would just step aside.”

Toomey was also quick to judge the women who were contacted by The Washington Post for its bombshell article Thursday.

“When someone waits 40 years before they make an accusation, you know, that raises a question itself,” Toomey added. “So it’s probably not knowable. But there seems to be enough there that it’s very disturbing.”

Senator Tim Scott told CBS News' "Face the Nation" that the accusations against Moore were "very very strong," and he should quit if they are true, The Hill reports.

“The denial was not as strong as the allegations,” Sen. Scott added. 

Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana Saturday night tweeted he was pulling his endorsement of Moore.

As NCRM reported Saturday, despite Sen. Mike Lee rescinding his endorsement after requesting his photo not be used by Moore in fundraising pitches, the Moore campaign has ignored those requests. And as of this writing Sen. Lee's name still appears on Moore's  list of endorsers. 

A New poll finds Democrat Doug Jones has pulled ahead of Roy Moore, and notes, "there is tangible evidence that Democrats are clearly more energized."

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