Here are all of the Senate Republicans calling for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to quit the race after a bombshell report alleged inappropriate conduct between Moore and teenage girls, including one as young as 14. On Monday, a fifth woman came forward following the initial allegations against Moore and said he sexually assaulted her when she was 16:


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Ky.

"I think he should step aside," McConnell told reporters Monday morning, four days after the story broke. "I believe the women."

McConnell previously said Moore should step aside only "if" the allegations are true.

Sen. Susan Collins, Maine

"I have now read Mr. Moore’s statement and listened to his radio interview in which he denies the charges. I did not find his denials to be convincing and believe that he should withdraw from the Senate race in Alabama."

Collins was referencing an interview Moore gave Friday to Sean Hannity, during which he addressed the allegations against him. She initially said she believed Moore should exit the race "if" the allegations against him were true.

Sen. Jeff Flake, Ariz.

"There are no words. Other than step aside immediately."

Flake previously said Moore should withdraw from the Senate race "if there is any shred of truth to these stories."

Sen. Cory Gardner, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Colo.

“I believe the individuals speaking out against Roy Moore spoke with courage and truth, proving he is unfit to serve in the United States Senate and he should not run for office. If he refuses to withdraw and wins, the Senate should vote to expel him, because he does not meet the ethical and moral requirements of the United States Senate."

Gardner previously said: "The allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore are deeply troubling. If these allegations are found to be true, Roy Moore must drop out of the Alabama special Senate election."

Sen. Lindsey Graham, S.C.

"In light of the most recent allegations and the cumulative effect of others, I believe #RoyMoore would be doing himself, the state, the GOP, and the country a service by stepping aside. If he continues this will not end well for Mr. Moore."

Sen. Orrin Hatch, Utah

"I stand with the Majority Leader on this. These are serious and disturbing accusations, and while the decision is now in the hands of the people of Alabama, I believe Luther Strange is an excellent alternative."

McConnell called on Moore to exit the Senate race.

Sen. John McCain, Ariz.

“The allegations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying. He should immediately step aside and allow the people of Alabama to elect a candidate they can be proud of.”

McCain was the first senator to call for Moore to leave the race outright.

Sen. Thom Tillis, N.C.

"The allegations leveled at Roy Moore are disturbing. I have serious concerns about his prior conduct and fitness for office. He should immediately withdraw from the race."

Sen. Todd Young, Ind.

"After giving Roy Moore ample time to unequivocally deny the disturbing allegations against him, those allegations remain far more persuasive than the denials. Roy Moore should immediately drop out of the race. The appearance of grossly reprehensible behavior disqualifies him from service in the United States Senate. If he does not step aside, we need to act to protect the integrity of the Senate."


Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, Texas

“I believe the accusations against Roy Moore are disturbing and, if true, disqualifying,” Cornyn said Monday after the fifth woman came forward. “The most appropriate course of action, in my view, is to leave the final judgment in the hands of Alabama voters — where it has always belonged — and withdraw my endorsement."

Cornyn previously said: "If it is true I don't think his candidacy is sustainable. But we believe in a presumption of innocence until proven guilty so I think it's important for the facts to come out."

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas

"I am not able to urge the people of Alabama to support his candidacy so long as these allegations remain unrefuted," Cruz said. "Both last week and this week, there are serious charges of criminal conduct that if true, not only make him unfit to serve in the Senate but merit criminal prosecution."

Cruz previously said: "These are serious and troubling allegations. If they are true, Judge Moore should immediately withdraw. However, we need to know the truth, and Judge Moore has the right to respond to these accusations."

Sen. Steve Daines, Montana

"I am pulling my endorsement and support for Roy Moore for U.S. Senate."

Sen. Mike Lee, Utah

"Having read the detailed description of the incidents, as well as the response from Judge Moore and his campaign, I can no longer endorse his candidacy for the US Senate."


Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska

"I'm horrified and if this is true he needs to step down immediately."

Sen. David Perdue, Ga.

“It’s devastating. If those allegations are true than he should step aside. I’m sorry but this is untenable, if they are true. I just saw the story but this is very serious.”

Sen. Rob Portman, Ohio

“I think if what we read is true, and people are on the record so I assume it is, then he should step aside.”

Sen. Jim Risch, Idaho

“If these allegations are true, Roy Moore must step aside.”

Sen. Mike Rounds, S.D.

“If they are true then he should seriously think about stepping aside.”

Sen. Marco Rubio, Fla.

“Today’s report in The Washington Post raises allegations against Mr. Moore that are deeply disturbing and, if true, disqualifying.”

Sen. Ben Sasse, Neb.

“The Post’s story is appalling and heartbreaking. If there’s an ounce of truth to any of this, Roy Moore has no place in public life and ought to drop out immediately. Alabamians should start thinking about who they’ll write in but it’s obvious that conservatives deserve better than this.”

Sen. Tim Scott, S.C.

"If they're accurate, he should step aside."

Sen. Richard Shelby, Ala.

"If that's true, then he wouldn't belong in the Senate."

Sen. Pat Toomey, Pa.

“If there’s a shred of truth to it, then he needs to step aside.”

Laura Barron-Lopez, Kimberly Leonard, and Al Weaver contributed