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RNC Reinstates Support of Moore, But Not All GOP On Board

by Countable | 12.5.17

What’s the story?

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:

What do you think?

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?

Tell us in the comments what you think, then use the Take Action button to tell your reps!

— Asha Sanaker

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  • Gail
    12/05/2017
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    Wow. There is no bottom to this revolting lust for power to satisfy greed. Predators who victimize others are winners because they are so smart. People who are gullible enough to be prey, victimized by financial corruption and sexual harassment are losers because they allowed themselves to be preyed upon. Reviling. Immoral. Disgusting. Greed. The rape of America.

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  • Katherine
    12/06/2017
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    If you support a pedophile you’re in the wrong. I don’t care if they’re liberal, conservative, socialist, anything. I don’t care if you agree with their policies. They’re a pedophile and deserve prison, not the support of the RNC. I will never vote for a candidate who supports a pedophile. Ever.

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  • Paul
    12/05/2017
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    It's obvious the GOP has no spine and will kowtow to anything that gives them a vote. Beyond sickening.

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  • Truly
    12/06/2017
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    The party of rapists, pediphiles, and criminals welcomes another one of their own. If Alabama sends this man to Washington, they should be boycotted into oblivion.

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  • Kyle
    12/06/2017
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    This is absolutely disgusting and disturbing. Where are the Republicans morals and good conscience? How did we come to the point where people are ok with a known pedophile holding a public office as a leader?

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  • RadicalModerate
    12/05/2017
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    GOP Gang Of Perverts

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  • Mary
    12/06/2017
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    Birds of a feather flock together

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  • Allison
    12/06/2017
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    As your constituent, Id like to say that I am strongly opposed to any support of this person and his illegal behavior. If you support him, you are saying that you support his actions. That makes you as guilty as him. Remember that when you look at your wife and children.

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  • Holly
    12/06/2017
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    I certainly hope none of my elected officials support him.

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  • Laura
    12/06/2017
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    It’s very sad and disturbing that people will vote for sexual predators over a Democrat. The POTUS should be investigated for his indiscretions, just as Bill Clinton did. Obviously, Roy Moore’s indiscretions to prey upon teenage girls does not compare as he is also accused of rape by several women now. It is still sickening that people will still vote Moore into another position of authority, when he was basically fired two times as a judge for his bigoted opinions.

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  • Teresa
    12/05/2017
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    I will never vote for a republican again if they allow Moore in. This tells me that you’re behind a pedophile. I can’t back any candidate who supports this man. It shows that you put party before children and women.

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  • Lionman
    12/05/2017
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    ...and thus begins the era when a scandal or immoral behavior no longer disqualifies you from Office serving in the public eye........... :-(

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  • Ann
    12/06/2017
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    Roy Moore is a reprehensible man who doesn’t deserve the support of anyone and most definitely not of the Republican Party. Can’t the Republicans take a credible moral stand against this pedophile without cowering under Trump’s jaded lead? He has no moral authority on any account and the average American is repulsed by his behavior. Grow a spine.

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  • Rebecca
    12/05/2017
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    Shame! Now the GOP is the Great Old Party of Perversion! Choosing perverts over country! Party over country! Profits over country! Shame!

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  • PaxAmericana
    12/11/2017
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    I am aware not everyone has read classic American literature. However, for those of us who have, we will do well to remember “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Crucible” where a man accused of sexual assault was assumed guilty from the beginning and where the accusers were enshrined to always be the ones telling the truth. Stories worth recalling. Alas, Roy Moore has already been found guilty in the public eye despite there being no proof besides mere spoken words. The Media, it would appear, enjoys its newfound role as the judge, jury, and executioner.

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  • Shari
    12/06/2017
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    Another example showing there is no level the GOP won’t stoop to. They hit the floor long ago I think they are down to the sub sub basement at this point. Didn’t they consider themselves the moral majority?

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  • Sue
    12/05/2017
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    A BIG FAT NO TO MOORE....HE IS A 💩

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  • Sheryl
    12/06/2017
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    People like Roy Moore make me thank God there’s Karma. Boom-er-rang on the way!

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  • Tammy
    12/05/2017
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    Disgusting that the RNC supports this sorry excuse for a man - but they have shown us that they would sell their souls and everyone of out for the love of money and power. The supposed party of family and religious values was always anything but - now they don't even pretend to hide it. We are sinking past the point of no return and it horrifying and embarrassing.

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  • Corey
    12/05/2017
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    OMG, IS THERE NO END TO THE BAD DECISIONS AND BAD POLICY THIS PRESIDENT(?) IS DUMPING ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE...

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