Sasse: RNC help for Roy Moore 'doesn't make any sense'
Sen. Ben SasseBenjamin (Ben) Eric SasseTim Scott to introduce GOP police reform bill next week GOP votes to give Graham broad subpoena power in Obama-era probe Senate GOP shifts on police reform MORE (R-Neb.) is knocking the Republican National Committee (RNC) for restarting help for GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore ahead of that state’s special election next week.
“I started by criticizing the RNC for giving money to somebody that they explicitly admitted in the past that they believed these women in Alabama, and somehow now the RNC is giving money,” Sasse told reporters outside of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday.
He added that “it doesn’t make any sense, if you believe the victims, you don’t give money to this guy.”
Sasse, who was asked about his criticism of GOP Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeGOP lawmakers stick to Trump amid new criticism Kelly holds double-digit lead over McSally in Arizona: poll Trump asserts his power over Republicans MORE’s (Ariz.) donation to Democratic candidate Doug Jones, noted he is also frustrated with the RNC’s decision to restart help for Moore following President Trump’s endorsement this week.
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Several women have accused Moore of inappropriate sexual contact, or pursuing relationships with them, when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. Moore has denied the allegations.
Sasse got pushback on social media on Tuesday when he called Flake’s $100 donation to Jones a “bad idea.”
He took shots at both parties on Wednesday, arguing voters should push for better choices during elections.
“I think we have too much binary nonsense in our politics right now. It’s pretty obvious that the political parties stink,” Sasse added.