RNC Reverses Decision to Cut Financial Ties With Roy Moore

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The Republican National Committee followed in President Donald Trump's footsteps on Monday after he endorsed Roy Moore, reversing its previous decision to cut financial ties with the Alabama Republican Senate candidate following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

The Washington Post reported last month that Moore, 70, initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32 years old. Three other women in the article accused him of pursuing relationships with them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he was in his 30s.

Moore has denied these and other allegations of sexual misconduct that have come forward over the past month.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee cut ties with the Moore campaign soon after the report was published and the Republican National Committee pulled its financial support in mid-November, but the RNC has changed its position after Trump delivered a full endorsement on Twitter Monday morning.

CNN reporter Rebecca Berg confirmed Breitbart‘s reporting and said a RNC official told her "the RNC is the political arm of the president and we support the president." She went on to say the committee plans on transferring money to the Alabama Republican Party.

"Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama. We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!" Trump wrote on Monday.

"Putting Pelosi/Schumer Liberal Puppet Jones into office in Alabama would hurt our great Republican Agenda of low on taxes, tough on crime, strong on military and borders…& so much more. Look at your 401-k’s since Election. Highest Stock Market EVER! Jobs are roaring back!" Trump wrote.

Trump also called Moore on Monday to offer his endorsement.

While the RNC is working with Moore, the NRSC will continue to stay out of the Senate race, according to CNN host Jake Tapper.

Cameron Cawthorne

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Cameron Cawthorne is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2013. Prior to joining Free Beacon, Cameron was a Legislative Assistant in the Virginia General Assembly and a War Room Analyst at America Rising.

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