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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:00 PM

Chairman of Senate GOP campaign arm: 'We will never endorse' Roy Moore

Source: The Hill




BY BRANDON CARTER - 12/07/17 03:32 PM EST

The chairman of the Senate Republicans’ campaign arm is vowing to “never” support Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) after President Trump endorsed Moore earlier this week.

“Roy Moore will never have the support of the senatorial committee. We will never endorse him. We won’t support him,” Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) told The Weekly Standard.

“I won’t let that happen. Nothing will change. I stand by my previous statement.” Last month, Gardner called on the Senate to expel Moore if he wins the Alabama special election to fill the Senate seat formerly held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, including one who alleges he initiated a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 and he was 32. Another woman accused Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was 16.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/363817-chairman-of-senate-gop-campaign-arm-we-will-never-endorse-roy-moore



GOP senator joins calls for ethics probe if Moore wins Senate election

BY AVERY ANAPOL - 12/07/17 03:44 PM EST

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) said Thursday that if Roy Moore is elected to the Senate next week, there should be an ethics investigation into the sexual assault and misconduct allegations against him.

Tillis said on Buzzfeed’s “AM to DM” Twitter morning show that he thinks an investigation should take place before the chamber moves to expel Moore or take other action.

"We need to examine the facts and let those facts lead us where they may,” he said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has also called for an immediate ethics investigation if Moore wins the Alabama special election, while National Republican Senate Committee Chairman Cory Gardner (Colo.) has called for his expulsion from the Senate.

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http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/363822-gop-lawmaker-calls-for-ethics-investigation-if-moore-wins-senate-election

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Reply Chairman of Senate GOP campaign arm: 'We will never endorse' Roy Moore (Original post)
DonViejo Thursday OP
marylandblue Thursday #1
L. Coyote Thursday #2
hibbing Thursday #3
leftynyc Thursday #4
BumRushDaShow Thursday #5
mpcamb Thursday #15
BumRushDaShow Friday #17
kirby Thursday #6
keithbvadu2 Thursday #7
kirby Thursday #9
keithbvadu2 Thursday #13
eppur_se_muova Thursday #8
Paladin Thursday #10
old guy Thursday #11
Honeycombe8 Thursday #12
riversedge Thursday #14
orleans Thursday #16

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:06 PM

1. The Franken gambit worked

Why are they backing Moorr, then promising to investigate him? Because they need a Republican, but they don't need or want Moore. If they kick him out, he will be replaced by another Republican. If he loses, they lose the seat, and likely their tax reform hopes with it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:21 PM

2. After a litany of Republicans supported Moore ... sincerity in question here.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:23 PM

3. You lie!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:45 PM

4. Make every con up for re-election in 2018

go on the record. And when they do nothing to expel him, we need to make a HUGE deal about it. I mean, screaming from the rooftops every single day. Hear that, Gillibrand?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:45 PM

5. Bullshit. They don't have to

because they already DID by providing all sorts of defacto support behind the scenes. And they will NEVER hold any "hearings" for anything related to him. They need to maintain their slim lead in the Senate.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 09:04 PM

15. $50,000 went to Roy Moore from the National Offices

On Monday, the Republican National Committee cut a $50,000 check to accused child molester Roy Moore to help him win a seat in the U.S. Senate.

Huff Post 2 days ago

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 05:24 AM

17. Yup and that is only what they "reported". nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:47 PM

6. If you zoom in really close...

you will see he had his fingers crossed while saying that...so doesn't really count.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:47 PM

7. How many votes would it take to expel Moore?

How many votes would it take to expel Moore?

If republicans (majority) have enough votes, democrats should abstain and see if they really would do so.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:04 PM

9. 2/3 super majority...

I am unsure if they an expel someone for behavior that happened prior to serving. I would not think that is a violation of any rules that either body has jurisdiction over.

And I don't think they can refuse to seat him unless he is legally ineligible to serve.

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Response to kirby (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:17 PM

13. Then just enough democrats vote to expel requiring ALL republicans to do it.

Then just enough democrats vote to expel requiring ALL republicans to do it.

All other democrats abstain.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:48 PM

8. ... until they do. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:20 PM

10. Cory Gardner has no morals or principles whatsoever.

If he's ordered to blow Roy Moore, he will do so.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:33 PM

11. 100% BS.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:22 PM

12. This is how it's done, folks. You flap your gums, but pass money under the table to the molester.

The RNC is funding Moore. But notice they're giving lip service to "we're not ENDORSING him." We're just funding him to make sure he has every chance to win.

They're banking on the people being so stupid that they won't catch the money part. And they would be right.

It's pretty convincing, isn't it? Yes, Republicans know how to WIN, that's for sure. They just don't know how to govern. But winning...that's their specialty.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:26 PM

14. We need to wait and see what they actually do once he is sworn in. That is, if

he wins.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:01 PM

16. they are all so full of shit

they're back, they're forth, they're hot, then cold
they don't need to endorse him b/c their sheep will vote for the repuke either way

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