Trump’s move: the Republicans are willing to intervene for the President, Roy Moore controversy

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Roy Moore debacle: What’s next?

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, the behavior of allegations of sexual misconduct. What’s next for the controversial candidate?

Your Move, President Trump.

That is the feeling among the Republicans as the party climbs on top of dealing with the political consequences, the Alabama Senate nominee Roy Moore, who denies allegations that he pursues sexual relations with female adolescents, while the lawyer in his early thirties.

“President Trump should intervene, in Alabama, immediately,” said Scott Jennings, a Kentucky Republican, worked as an Advisor of Ex-President George W. Bush and Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “Moore is embarrassed the President and put his agenda at risk.”

The President returns to the White house – and the political storm-the Republican party is facing, about Moore – Tuesday evening after a 12-day foreign trip through Asia.

If the accusations against Moore first appeared in the Washington Post last week, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, said the President “believes that if these allegations are true, judge Moore will do the right thing and step aside.” But the President has not yet a lot of weighed since then, told reporters, he has been busy in Asia to the impact of the scandal.

Beverly Young Nelson, the latest Prosecutor of the Alabama Republican Roy Moore shows off her high school Yearbook, signed by Moore, at a press conference in New York, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. Nelson Moore says attacked when she was 16 and he offered her a ride home from a restaurant where she worked.

(AP Photo/Richard Drew)


Moore denied all allegations and has no indication that he will fail.

But, as surveys show, Moore is losing ground, in the midst of the accusations, the Republicans are now watching to see how the President will react.

He could choice the side with the Republicans to condemn the, Moore, and call on the candidates to drop-out before next month.

It could be pressure on Moore, he said, he would support his expulsion from the Senate if he is elected

He could support a write-in effort, to ask, Alabama Republican, someone like attorney General Jeff Sessions, instead of Moore, whose name will not be removed from the ballot.

Or he could decide not to intervene against establishment Republicans and say Moore’s future is left to the voters in Alabama.

The former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore listens as a campaign member to speak with him, before Moore speaks at the Vestavia Hills Public library on Saturday.

(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Some of Trump’s allies are encouraging to remain a Republican outside of Alabama to be out of the race.

“The people of Alabama get to pick who you want to have, like the US senator and the rest of us to be a little patient and let this play for a while and see what happens,” former speaker of the house of representatives Newt Gingrich said Tuesday on “Fox and friends”.

The idea of the Sessions as a solution to the problem Moore, though, has picked up steam in the last day. And Republicans note that it could be an attractive move for Trump who has expressed frustration with his attorney general for recusing itself from the Russia investigation.

Sen. Richard Shelby, Alabama’s senior senator, told reporters on Monday that he believes the meetings would be a “strong” write-in candidate. McConnell, the majority leader, admitted this week he is exploring a potential write-in options.

But on Monday, a source close to meetings, Fox News, the attorney General said is not interested in leaving the Department of Justice back to his old seat.

An avalanche of congressional Republicans – including both opponents and supporters of the Moore – have popped up for Moore will be eliminated from the competition for more details.

“He aside should step,” speaker of the house of representatives Paul Ryan told reporters on Tuesday, adding that the “allegations are credible.”

“If he refuses to resign and wins, the Senate vote to expel him, because he does not meet the ethical and moral requirements of the Senate of the United States”

– Sen. Cory Gardner, Chairman of the National Republican Senate Committee

Texas sen. Ted Cruz, the previously approved Moore, said on Monday that he can “urge the people of Alabama for the support of his candidacy as long as these statements remain unrefuted.”

“If these allegations are true, judge Moore, the drop-out should be said,-now, today,” Cruz.

Colorado sen. Cory Gardner, the Chairman of the National Republican senatorial Committee, has warned that Republicans could be the extraordinary step of voting to remove Moore from the Senate, even if he wins.

“If he withdraw refuses and wins, to refer the Senate to vote him, because he does not meet the ethical and moral requirements, the says, the Senate of the United States,” Gardner.

The President returns to the White house – and the political storm-the Republican party is facing, about Moore – Tuesday evening after a 12-day foreign trip through Asia.

The Senate has expelled only 15 members, not thrown in the course of their history, but they have, because one of your colleagues since 1862.

While a growing number of conservatives distance themselves from Moore, Trump, the former White house Advisor, Steve Bannon, suggested over the weekend the former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice still has its backing and the of Breitbart news, a populist news site, which he leads.

“Until I get more evidence, judge Moore see, I’ll stay with him,” said Bannon.

All of these options are possible policy considerations and consequences for the President.

Democratic candidate, Doug Jones should win, the Republicans lose their slim majority in the Senate, but another seat, which could be problematic, because the legislature work, votes to cobble together enough to tax reform legislation to pass.

Moore should win, the Democrats could have him but also as a campaign against the Republicans in 2018.

But there is also the possibility of a political backlash in Alabama, where trump card remains popular, but he could put a stop to trouble Moore-pendant by moving him.

Democratic candidate, Doug Jones has seen his polls numbers improve in Alabama, as the Moore allegations.

(Associated Press)

Rep Mo Brooks, who tried unsuccessfully, the Republican nomination for the Senate seat, suggested he was not interested in running as a write-and said he continues to support the Moore, in spite of the allegations.

“If I decide to, how you vote, I’m going to focus on the issues of national importance such as border protection, the deficit and the debt, abortion and the protection of the unborn and confirmation of good judges to the Supreme court,” Brooks told Fox News on Monday. “To each of these questions, the socialist Democrats, Doug Jones vote wrong, and Roy Moore voices right. This is what compels me to vote for Roy Moore.”

Sr., Luther Strange, who was appointed to the Alabama seat to the meetings of the trump came to administration but lost in a runoff to Moore for the Republican nomination, was discussed by several senators as a possible write-in candidates.

But Weird, who Trump has ‘ s, in the primary, but still lost, suggested Monday he’s not anxious to jump back into the competition.

“I was a Roy Moore’s opponent in the election. I made the case for me, for the Senate, and the voters decided to go in a different direction,” he said.

Added Strangely: “I really don’t want to get into any further speculation. It is a kind of an unfolding story, and we’ll see how it develops.”

Fox News’ Chad Pergram, Jason Thunder, and Jake Gibson contributed to this report.

Alex Pappas is a political reporter at Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.

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