Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), the leader of the organization dedicated to securing a Republican majority in the Senate, called on his colleagues to remove Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore from the chamber if he continues to run and wins after facing multiple sexual misconduct allegations.
“If he refuses to withdraw and wins, the Senate should vote to expel him, because he does not meet the ethical and moral requirements of the United States Senate,” Gardner, the National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman, said on Monday.
His comments followed several leading Republicans calling for Moore to withdraw from the race in light of a Washington Post report relaying accusations from women claiming Moore pursued sexual relationships with them when they were teenagers.
“I believe the individuals speaking out against Roy Moore spoke with courage and truth, proving he is unfit to serve in the United States Senate and he should not run for office," Gardner said of the women.
Moore vehemently denied the accusations and even went so far as to threaten to sue the Washington Post over its report last week.
Days after the Post's story, another woman accused Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was 16 and working as a waitress at a restaurant that Moore frequented. Moore allegedly put his hands around Beverly Young Nelson's neck in an effort to coerce her into performing a sex act.