Sen. Mike Lee of Utah has asked Roy Moore’s team to stop using his image on their campaign fundraising materials, per The Hill. After four women accused Moore of sexual assault and misconduct (when they were teenagers), his campaign blasted fundraising ads featuring images of some of the Republican senators who endorsed him — Lee, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul specifically.
Multiple Republican senators and lawmakers have said Moore should step down from the Alabama Senate race if the allegations are true, and now some of them (like Lee) are trying to completely remove themselves from his campaign. It’s too late for Moore to be removed from the ballot, but responses like those from Lee show he’s quickly losing support from the GOP.
Ted Cruz out with a statement calling on Moore to "immediately withdraw" if allegations are true, according to @TexasTribAbby. But Moore is still fundraising using images of Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Lee as recently as this afternoon: https://t.co/wRsEb1MGWD pic.twitter.com/nZdvrnZ9YW
— Ben Kamisar (@bkamisar) November 9, 2017
The three senators had been some of Moore’s most high-profile endorsement until the revelations surfaced. Both Cruz and Lee told reporters that Moore should step down from the nomination if the allegations are true. Staffers for Paul, who’s recovering after having his ribs broken in an attack, didn’t return a request for comment.