Talking Points Memo reports:
Two Republican senators rescinded their endorsements of Alabama Senate candidate (R) Roy Moore late Friday night over reports that he’d pursued relationships with multiple teenage women.
“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 US Senate,” Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) said on Twitter.
Lee, one of Moore’s most high-profile supporters, had already requested that the campaign stop using his image on fundraising materials. A few minutes later, Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) also announced he was pulling his “endorsement and support for Roy Moore for U.S. Senate.”
Ideologically, Lee is probably more like Moore than anybody else in the Senate. He is the author of the so-called First Amendment Defense Act, which would legalize anti-LGBT business discrimination nationwide.