John Rogers, the communications director for Roy Moore’s U.S. Senate campaign, has confirmed his resignation from the campaign.
According to Washingtonian, Rogers confirmed his resignation over the phone on Wednesday morning, but declined any further comments.
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This resignation comes roughly two weeks into the onslaught of harassment allegations brought against Moore. The Moore campaign has allegedly claimed that Rogers simply did not have what it took to deal with the exponentially increased press coverage. Campaign aide Brett Doster reportedly stated:
“Unfortunately John just did not have the experience to deal with the press the last couple of weeks, and we’ve had to make a change.”
Fox News' @dangallo confirms that John Rogers, communications director for Roy Moore, is out. Campaign takes shot: "Unfortunately John just did not have the experience to deal with the press the last couple of weeks, and we’ve had to make a change," aide Brett Doster says.
— Alex Pappas (@AlexPappas) November 22, 2017
This resignation occurred right after the White House seemingly condoned Moore’s campaign. President Trump appeared to defend Moore on Tuesday when discussing the sexual harassment allegations. “If you look at what is really going on, if you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours — he totally denies it,” he stated.
Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway appeared on “Fox & Friends” Monday, and also expressed support for the campaign. She indicated that she wants Moore to win so that the president would be able to get tax reform through the Senate.
Fox & Friends host: "So, vote Roy Moore?"
Kellyanne Conway: "I'm telling you that we want the votes in the Senate to get this tax bill through." pic.twitter.com/27pyaCx3um
— David Wright (@DavidWright_CNN) November 20, 2017
Are other Republicans still supporting Moore?
Although the White House may still be offering support for Roy Moore, many prominent Congressional Republicans have pulled their endorsements. This list includes Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), and Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO). The Republican National Committee has also pulled its support.
When rescinding support from the Moore campaign, Cruz stated: “As it stands, I can’t urge the people of Alabama to support a campaign in the face of these charges without serious, persuasive demonstration that the charges are not true.”
He concluded, “Both last week and this week, there are serious charges of criminal conduct that if true, not only make him unfit to serve in the Senate but merit criminal prosecution.”
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Roy Moore is facing sexual misconduct allegations. Among the allegations is the account of Leigh Corfman, who claims that Moore made unwanted sexual advances toward her when she was 14 years old and Moore was 32. Moore is currently denying all allegations and remaining in the race.
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