In light of new allegations today that Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl when he was the District Attorney of Etiwah County, Alabama key Republicans are racing to distance themselves from the serial predator.

The damning accusations from Beverly Young Nelson come in the wake of last week’s Washington Post story, which accused Moore of molesting a 14-year-old girl and pursuing inappropriate relationships with three other teenagers.

Now, in perhaps the most stunning rebuke of Moore yet, Cory Gardner, the Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and a Senator from Colorado, has said that the Senate must vote to expel Moore if he wins the election next month. Gardner says he believes the allegations and is choosing to side with the victims.

The power to expel Senate members is laid out clearly in the Constitutionand has only been successfully done fifteen times, fourteen of which were for supporting the Confederacy.

“Each House [of Congress] may determine the Rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence of two-thirds, expel a member.”

Gardner tweeted out an official statement on the matter:

Hopefully, Moore loses the election and Gardner’s plan isn’t necessary. The people of Alabama have a clear, obvious choice: a pedophilic bigot, or the upstanding Democratic candidate Doug Jones. No moral person could possibly cast their vote for Moore now.

Click here to donate to Doug Jones’s campaign./

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