John Rogers, communications director for Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore’s campaign, has abruptly resigned as Moore faces multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, including accusations that he made advances on teenagers when he was in his 30s.
Rogers confirmed his resignation by phone but declined to comment on the reason for his departure, Washingtonian reported on Wednesday.
President Trump defended Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore, telling reporters: “I can tell you one thing for sure, we don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat.”
“He denies it. He totally denies it,” Trump said. “Roy Moore denies it — that’s all I can say.”
“I’ve looked at his record — it’s terrible on crime, it’s terrible on the border, it’s terrible on the military,” Trump said of Moore’s Democratic opponent, former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones, who is best known for prosecuting KKK members responsible for the 1963 Birmingham church bombing that killed four young black girls.
Moore’s chief political strategist, Dean Young, attacked the media, establishment Republicans and Moore’s accusers on Tuesday.