Lists of Republicans who have called on Roy Moore to step down, and of Republicans who wrote memos praising his campaign

Selected national Republicans who have called on Roy Moore to withdraw:

Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan (R-WI)
“The guy should step aside. These allegations are absolutely credible allegations, so the guy should step aside.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
“I believe the women.”

Chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO)
“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.”

Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL)
“I wish we had another candidate.”

Senator Lindsay Graham (R-NC)
“I’ve got a general rule, if you can’t be in a mall, you shouldn’t be in the Senate.”

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
“I stand with the majority leader on this. These are serious and disturbing accusations, and while the decision is now in the hands of the people of Alabama, I believe Luther Strange is an excellent alternative.”

Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
“The allegations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying. He should immediately step aside and allow the people of Alabama to elect a candidate they can be proud of.”

Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
“Just to be clear. If the choice is between Roy Moore and a Democrat, I would run to the polling place to vote for the Democrat.”

Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA)
“[Moore] should step aside.”

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
“I did not find [Moore’s] denials to be convincing and believe that he should withdraw from the Senate race in Alabama.”

Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC)
“The allegations leveled at Roy Moore are disturbing. I have serious concerns about his prior conduct and fitness for office. He should immediately withdraw from the race.”

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)
“Having read the detailed description of the incidents, as well as the response from Judge Moore and his campaign, I can no longer endorse his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.”

Senator Bob Corker (R-TN)
“Even before these reports surfaced, Roy Moore’s nomination was a bridge too far.”

Senator Steve Daines (R-MT)
“I am pulling my endorsement and support for Roy Moore for U.S. Senate.”

Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
“Based on the allegations against Roy Moore, his response and what is known, I withdraw support.”

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR)
“Roy Moore faces specific, credible allegations and he hasn’t offered a specific, credible defense. I haven’t supported him, I don’t support him, and I can’t urge Alabama voters to support him”

Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO)
“The women have a more credible story than Judge Moore. Alabama voters should have a better choice and Judge Moore should have better answers to these charges.”

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)
“With five women now coming forward, Moore should do the right thing and withdraw from the race.”

Senator Dean Heller (R-NV)
“I believe the women who have come forward. Roy Moore should do what is best for the conservatives of Alabama and step aside.”

Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
“”He ought to step down anyway. The accusations appear more credible than the denial.”

Senator Rob Portman (R-OH)
“I think if what we read is true, and people are on the record so I assume it is, then he should step aside.”

Senator Jim Risch (R-ID)
“I believe Roy Moore should step down.”

Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA)
“I think the accusations have more credibility than the denial. I think it would be best if Roy would just step aside.”

Notable Indiana Republican Senate candidates who continue to hide behind cowardly language:

Congressman Rokita
If proven true, such behavior would naturally bar anyone from holding office,”

“MEMO: What Moore’s victory in Alabama means for… IN Sen Primary.

“[Moore] tapped into the same… dynamic [that] is going to be alive and well among Indiana’s Republican primary electorate.” [Congressman Rokita Campaign Memo, 9/27/17]

“It’s not hard to condemn a reported pedophile and say he should not become a United States Senator—just ask dozens of members of the Senate Republican conference that Congressman Rokita wishes to join. Yet not only does condemning Moore’s behavior seem to be beyond Congressman Rokita, he can’t even face up to his campaign memo saying that he’d follow in Moore’s footsteps in Indiana,” said Will Baskin-Gerwitz, Senior Media Strategist for the Indiana Democratic Party. “If you don’t have moral compass to speak out clearly against a man like Roy Moore, you don’t deserve to be a public servant, let alone a Senator.”

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