Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, says the Senate should expel Republican Roy Moore from the Senate, should he win a special election in Alabama next month.
In a statement from the NRSC Monday, Gardner said:
“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. 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.”
A Washington Post article last week detailed sexual misconduct allegations against Moore from four people, including one woman who said she was 14 when an incident happened in the 70s. Moore was 32 at the time. A fifth accuser came forward Monday afternoon.
Gardner is now one of several Senate Republicans to speak out against Moore. Also Monday, Senate Majority Leader, Republican Mitch McConnell, said he believed the women, and added that Moore should "step aside."