She wants to keep the GOP majority in the senate.
Republican Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has said that she will cast a vote for Roy Moore for senate even though numerous women have accused him of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.
“I’m going to cast my ballot on December the 12th, and I do believe the nominee of the party is the one I’ll vote for,” Ivey said. “I believe in the Republican Party, what we stand for, and most important, we need to have a Republican in the United States Senate to vote on things like the Supreme Court justices, other appointments the Senate has to confirm and make major decisions. So that’s what I plan to do, vote for Republican nominee Roy Moore.”
The allegations against Moore bother her and she said she doesn’t have any “reason to believe any of them.” However, she also finds the timing of the allegations “a little curious.”
NEW: @GovernorKayIvey, a Republican, just announced she will be voting for @MooreSenate. She cited keeping a republican majority in the Senate as one of the biggest factors in her decision. @ABCPolitics
— Tom Llamas (@TomLlamasABC) November 17, 2017
Gov. Kay Ivey says, “I have no reason to disbelieve any of them” [the women] and yet is going to vote for Moore bc “We need to have a Republican in the United States Senate” to vote for Supreme Court justices #2017
— Domenico Montanaro (@DomenicoNPR) November 17, 2017
This week has sort of been all over the place for Ivey concerning Moore. On Monday, she said she planned to “hold judgement” on more until all the facts come to light. She said that she still planned to vote for Moore.
But on Thursday, she refused to tell CNN how she planned to vote. She did confirm that she will not cancel the special election on December 12:
“The election will be December the 12th, and I will cast my ballot,” she said.
Ivey repeated those comments when pressed on who she’ll vote for.
Earlier today, at a rally for women supporting Moore, his wife Kayla said he will not step aside:
“He will not step down. He will not stop fighting for the people of Alabama,” Kayla Moore said in remarks here Friday.
Her comments were the latest signal that Moore is not planning to end his campaign, even as Senate Republican leaders have urged him to bow out and have withdrawn their support for him.
The Alabama Republican Party has also chosen to stick next to Moore even though Republicans across the country have asked them to cast him aside. AL.com reported:
State Republican Party Chairwoman Terry Lathan issued a statement on Thursday saying that the party is standing behind its nominee in the U.S. Senate race.
“The ALGOP Steering Committee supports Judge Roy Moore as our nominee and trusts the voters as they make the ultimate decision in this crucial race,” Lathan said.
“Judge Moore has vehemently denied the allegations made against him. He deserves to be presumed innocent of the accusations unless proven otherwise. He will continue to take his case straight to the people of Alabama.”
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