John Rogers, the communications director for embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, has resigned.
It's unclear why exactly Rogers resigned, but the Moore campaign reportedly claimed Rogers didn't have the experience to deal with the onslaught of press coverage in the past couple of weeks:
Fox News' @dangallo confirms that John Rogers, communications director for Roy Moore, is out. Campaign takes shot: “Unfortunately John just did not have the experience to deal with the press the last couple of weeks, and we’ve had to make a change,” aide Brett Doster says.
— Alex Pappas (@AlexPappas) November 22, 2017
Rogers's resignation came just after the White House appeared to condone Moore's candidacy for the state's special election on Dec. 12. While appearing on “Fox & Friends” on Monday, senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway indicated she wanted Moore to win so that the president could push tax reform through the Senate.
President Donald Trump similarly appeared to defend Moore when he reiterated the Alabama Senate candidate's denying the multiple allegations lodged against him.
“If you look at what is really going on, if you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours — he totally denies it,” Trump said on Tuesday.
Several other high-profile Republicans, including Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), have publicly opposed Moore or called for him to exit the race.