The head of the Senate Republicans’ campaign wing called on the chamber to expel Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore if he wins.
Gardner, the chairman of the National Republican Senate Committee, said that he believes the allegations that Moore molested a 14-year-old girl and dated teenagers as a 30-something prosecutor and said that behavior proves he is “unfit” to serve.
“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,” Gardner said.
“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.”
— Alex Roarty (@Alex_Roarty) November 13, 2017
The statement comes after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on Moore to step aside and said the party is considering a write-in campaign to challenge their own nominee.
“I believe the women, yes,” he said. “I think he should step aside.”