RNC Ends Fundraising Agreement With Roy Moore, Cancels Field Program

| NOV 15, 2017 | 12:03 AM

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The Republican National Committee has severed its fundraising agreement with Alabama Aenate candidate Roy Moore following accusations that he pursued sexual relationships with underage girls.

According to Politico, the party no longer intends to transfer funds to the race and is cancelling a field program for the state's special election on Dec. 12.

The RNC's decision, apparently leaked by a senior party official, followed calls from multiple, high-ranking Republicans for Moore to exit the race. On Monday, for example, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) — the head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee — called on the Senate to expel Moore if he won the special election, as IJR previously reported.

Gardner's organization severed its fundraising agreement with Moore on Friday, just a day after The Washington Post reported on the allegations against Moore. On Monday, another woman claimed that Moore tried to force her to perform a sex act when she was 16.

Moore has vehemently denied the accusations and even threatened to sue the Post over its reporting.