Number of days Jim Jordan has refused to withdraw endorsement of Roy Moore
"Roy Moore will be a much-needed conservative voice in the Senate. I know the voters of Alabama can count on him to adhere to the constitution and always stand for the values and principles that made this nation great, and I am proud to give him my endorsement and support!"
- Jim Jordan
Roy Moore's Campaign Website proudly displays the endorsement from Jordan
On November 9, 2017, the Washington Post Reported...
Republican Candidate for Senate in Alabama, Roy Moore, had inapporpriate sexual relationships with multiple underage women. Read the full story here.
Over the last month, the fallout from the allegations has been enormous, with members of his own party rightly calling upon Roy to quit the race.
Meanwhile, Jim Jordan has refused to revoke his endorsement.
Let's review the timeline of events since the Post's story:
- The Washington Post runs the story after a long and exhaustive investigation. Read this review of their extensive reporting.
- 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." via Twitter
- National Republican Senatorial Committee files paperwork to pull out of a joint fundraising agreement with Judge Roy Moore
- Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ): "Come on, Republicans. Is this who we are? This cannot be who we are." via Twitter
- Bob Corker (R-TN): "Look, I'm sorry, but even before these reports surfaced, Roy Moore's nomination was a bridge too far." via Twitter
- Roy Moore is accused of sexual misconduct by a 5th woman
- 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." via Twitter
- Mitch McConnell (R-KY): "I believe the women... I think he should step aside."
- 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." via Twitter
- Ivanka Trump: “There’s a special place in hell for people who prey on children. I’ve yet to see a valid explanation and I have no reason to doubt the victims’ accounts.” via LA Times
- Fox News Host Brian Killmeade: "Nine women coming forward, that voter in Alabama that called you, is not in a hard spot. You cannot vote for somebody that's calling people's mothers to get permission when you're 30 years old to date a teenager." via alabama.com
- Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ): “I believe the women and I do not think he should be elected to the United States Senate” via CNN
- Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL): “I voted absentee. I didn’t vote for him.” via Alabama.com
Jim Jordan's Latest Statement:
"Look, I'm like everyone else," Jordan said when asked about his endorsement. "If this turns out to be true then he should step down, but you've got to let the investigation play out. Ultimately, the decision is going to be in the hands of the people in Alabama." via Washington Examiner