‘I Quit’: Roy Moore’s Spokesman John Rogers Just Resigned
Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore got terrible news on Wednesday when his communications director, John Rogers, abruptly resigned just weeks before the Alabama special elections.
Rogers confirmed his resignation Wednesday as sexual misconduct allegations continue to pile up against his former boss. The campaign official declined further comment, according to The Washingtonian.
Eight women have accused the former judge and state Supreme Court justice of pursuing them for sex or engaged in sexual activity with them when they were teenagers and he was an assistant prosecutor in his 30s. Moore has denied the allegations.
Presiden Trump, who has been accused of sexual misconduct himself by 16 women, backed Moore’s campaign on Tuesday, saying he believed the GOP candidate’s denial over his accusers.
The Moore campaign also refused Wednesday to substantiate a claim intended to raise doubts about one accuser’s account, reported the Washington Post.
The newspaper, which initially reported the accuser’s claims against Moore, asked for proof of documents the Moore campaign says show Leigh Corfman lived than a mile from the intersection where she said the candidate picked her up for dates in 1979, when she was 14 and he was 32.
“The Washington Post is a worthless piece of crap that has gone out of its way to railroad Roy Moore,” Brett Doster, a strategist for the Moore campaign, in an email he described as an “on the record” statement.
“There is no need for anyone at the Washington Post to ever reach out to the Roy Moore campaign again because we will not respond to anyone from the Post now or in the future,” Doster added.