Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore listens to a question during a news conference on November 16 in Birmingham, Alabama.
United States President Donald Trump said yesterday that electing a Democrat as Alabama's next senator "would be a disaster", making clear the success of his legislative agenda outweighs widespread GOP repulsion at the prospect of seating Republican Roy Moore, who is dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct.
What did the White House say?
White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters told The Hill that "there is nothing on his schedule at this time" as far as a Trump campaign stop for Moore.
The president had held the door open to campaigning for Moore last week, when he all but endorsed his candidacy while attacking his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones. Moore has been accused by at least six women of sexually harassing or sexually assaulting them when they were teens. One woman alleged Moore molested her when she was just 14.
"He denies it. He totally denies it", Trump added.
Trump's words could be a boost to the Moore camp, since Democrats' hopes in the race partly depend upon peeling away Republican support from Moore in the deeply red state.
"I think you can flip this thing".
Jones' campaign issued a more biting statement saying, "Roy Moore was unfit for office even before nine Alabama women served as witnesses to all Alabamians of his disturbing conduct".