We know what Alabama’s senators think about Roy Moore.
— Sen. Richard Shelby (Tuscaloosa) has inundated national news reports for weeks as the most high-profile Alabama Republican to support someone other than his party’s nominee for Senate.
— Sen. Luther Strange (Birmingham), for whose seat Moore is vying, has been a little more ambivalent about the matter, but not without taking a slight jab at Moore.
— “I’m staying out of it now,” Strange told the Washington Post. “I think everybody knows how I feel about Judge Moore. We made our case and the voters made a different decision.”
But what about Alabama’s Republican House members?
Here’s where they stand:
— All six House Republicans endorsed Moore in a joint statement published by Moore’s campaign in early November, before the allegations were published.
— Since then, none have withdrawn that endorsement, but some are more defensive than others.
— Rep. Mo Brooks (Huntsville) has stood by Moore calling one accuser a liar, and has said he will vote for Moore.
— Shortly after the allegations were published, Rep. Robert Aderholt (Haleyville) said he has “no reason not to vote for Moore.”
— Rep. Bradley Byrne (Fairhope) has reinforced, though indirectly, his vote for Moore, saying that he doesn’t vote for Democrats or write-in candidates.
— Reps. Martha Roby (Montgomery), Gary Palmer (Hoover) and Mike Rogers (Saks) have all been relatively quiet since the initial endorsement, neither reinforcing nor withdrawing their endorsements.
— Yellowhammer contacted Roby’s, Palmer’s, and Rogers’s offices for comment but none could be reached.
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