MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Rep. Robert Aderholt says he’s sticking with his support for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, for now.
The Republican says that “at this point I have no reason not to vote for Judge Moore.” He notes that Moore has denied accusations of sexual misconduct, telling reporters, “I’m taking it in just like you’re taking it in.”
Aderholt says he has represented Moore’s hometown for 20 years, and “I have never, before these articles came out, I had never even heard anything about this.”
Republican Sen. Richard Shelby said earlier Wednesday that he won’t vote for Moore.
Asked if he’d be part of a write-in effort, Aderholt declined. He says, “Judge Moore is the nominee for all I know, for all I’m concerned.”