Trump travelled to Utah with Orrin Hatch today, and the president used part of a speech to express hope that the senator will run for re-election. Trump also called Romney a “good man” at one point, though his praise for Hatch comes amid recent indications that Romney is interested in running for the senator’s seat once he retires. Trump’s endorsement comes after Moore has already lost support from the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the Republican National (which is headed by Romney’s niece) due to his alleged underaged sexual misconduct. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell originally called on Moore to step aside, but he most recently said he would allow the voters to decide Moore’s fate. UPDATE – 5:34 p.m. EST: Moore’s firing back.
Roy Moore in the US Senate would be a stain on the GOP and on the nation. Leigh Corfman and other victims are courageous heroes. No vote, no majority is worth losing our honor, our integrity.— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) December 4, 2017
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Either @MittRomney has lost his courage or he doesn’t care about truth anymore. Sad day! America’s reawakening was led by @realDonaldTrump, not you Mitt.#DefeatTheElite #DrainTheSwamp — Judge Roy Moore (@MooreSenate) December 4, 2017