Senate Republicans Poised To Expel Moore If He Wins

Wochit Headline News - Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans say that Alabama Senate GOP candidate Roy Moore is virtually certain to face a formal ethics complaint should he get elected next month.

Filing such a complaint would lead to expulsion proceedings.

Itโ€™s an outcome that senior Republicans say privately is all but unavoidable after the embattled Senate hopeful was accused of sexual misconduct, including with a 14-year-old girl.

Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court justice, is refusing to leave the race.

McConnell's public warning illustrates the no-win situation the GOP finds itself in.

But the party sees no other option, except perhaps a write-in campaign by a well-known Republican in Alabama that would still risk splitting the GOP and handing the seat to Democrats..

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