Thune Continues to Withhold Support for Moore

Dec 6, 2017

U.S. Senator John Thune continues to call for Alabama GOP U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore to withdraw his candidacy. 

The former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court has been accused by several women of sexual misconduct. ​

Thune says it's in the best interest of everyone that Moore steps aside. 

"You've got as many people, who I think have been very credible in the charges they made, what they've presented that this is an issue that I don't this is going to go away. And, on a very practical level, I think if Roy Moore wins and he very well could, it looks like next week when he gets here and gets sworn in, he's going to be immediately under an ethics cloud. I suspect there'll be an ethics investigation and they will probably bring some of these accusers in and they will testify and I assume the Ethics Committee and some point will make some recommendations," Thune says.  

He says there needs to be a sea change in how society deals with cases of sexual misconduct and harassment. 

Moore is facing Democrat Doug Jones in the special election to fill the seat of Jeff Sessions, who is now U.S. Attorney General. The election is next Tuesday.