Trump “still firmly believes” Moore should step aside if allegations are true.
President Donald Trump finds the allegations of sexual assault and harassment against Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore “troubling,” but thinks that the people of Alabama should decide their next senator. From USA Today:
“Look, the president believes these allegations are very troubling and should be taken seriously, and he believes the people of Alabama should make the decision on who their senator should be,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday.
Earlier this week, Trump said that Moore should step aside if the allegations are true. Sanders said Trump “still firmly believes this.”
Sanders did not say if Trump will remove his endorsement of Moore or if he will campaign for him. The special election takes place in December.
However, Sanders confirmed that “Trump supported the decision by the National Republican Senate Committee to withdraw its support for Moore’s campaign.”