The situation for Judge Roy Moore from Alabama continues to grow worse as Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy for Louisiana announced Saturday that he will no longer support Moore for the Senate. The decision by Cassidy comes on the heels of allegations of sexual misconduct against the conservative judge.
In a tweet published Saturday, Cassidy wrote: “Based on the allegations against Roy Moore, his response and what is known, I withdraw support.”
Cassidy is the third member of Congress to pull support from Moore. On Friday, GOP Senator Mike Lee from Utah, and Senator Steve Daines announced they’d no longer endorse Moore for Senate.
Moore’s alleged wrong-doings were first reported by the left-leaning newspaper, The Washington Post. The report, which was published Thursday, describes Moore as a sexual predator who is accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl in 1979, when he was 32.
Moore has denied the allegations, and claims the report is the work of the Democrats who want to see him lose his race in Alabama. Meanwhile, as Moore insists he is being unfairly attacked, lawmakers from both parties have said Moore should step out of the race if the allegations are true.
To layer on to Moore’s new found troubles, the Post found three other women who said that the judge had approached them around a similar time, when they were between the ages of 16 and 18.
Based on the allegations against Roy Moore, his response and what is known, I withdraw support.
— Bill Cassidy (@BillCassidy) November 12, 2017