After allegations of sexual misconduct continue to escalate against Judge Roy Moore, GOP candidate for U.S. Senate, Sen. Ted Cruz withdrew his endorsement of Moore Monday.

Speaking to a Texas Tribune reporter, Cruz said, “These allegations are deeply concerning. We’ve now seen multiple serious allegations of criminal conduct. One of two things should happen, if these allegations are true. Judge Moore should drop out now. The people of Alabama deserve to have the option of voting for a strong conservative who has not committed criminal conduct.”

He continued, “Or two, if these allegations are not true, then Judge Moore needs to come forward with a strong, persuasive rebuttal demonstrating that they are untrue. As it stands tonight,the people of Alabama are faced with an untenable choice. And so it is my hope one of these two options will occur very, very quickly.”

“I am not able to urge the people of Alabama to support his candidacy so long as these allegations remain un-refuted. Both last week and this week, there are serious charges of criminal conduct that if true, not only make him unfit to serve in the Senate but merit criminal prosecution,” Cruz declared.