by Countable | 12.5.17
Following President Trump’s endorsement of embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, the Republican National Committee (RNC) has also reinstated their support of Moore, reports the Washington Post. That support brings campaign money, though it’s unclear yet how much. America First Action, a pro-Trump group, is committing $1.1 million in the hopes of pushing Moore across the finish line.
But not all members of the GOP are getting on the bandwagon. Chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), Sen. Cory Gardner (CO), is reported to not be reinstating NRSC support for Moore:
Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele was more blunt about his disapproval of Moore and the president’s endorsement of him:
Your refusal to acknowledge you’ve just endorsed an alleged pedophile for the sake of "a vote" tells me Roy Moore will be a Trump Puppet and America no longer has a moral compass under your “leadership”. https://t.co/iRhJb69rpJ— Michael Steele (@MichaelSteele) December 4, 2017
Is the RNC right to reinstate their support of Moore, or is the NRSC taking the right position? Do you agree with Michael Steele? What do you think these fractures in the GOP mean for the future of the party and federal politics?
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