Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., said support from President Trump and the Republican National Committee for Roy Moore for Alabama Senate isn't representative of her values.
Moore has faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers as young as 14 years old. Comstock said on "Fox News Sunday" she was one of the first Republican women to call for Moore to step down after the allegations surfaced about a month ago.
When pressed by host Chris Wallace if it bothers her that Trump and the RNC have continued to back Moore before the Alabama special election on Tuesday, Comstock responded “yes.”
“It doesn’t represent me and I don’t think it represents most of the Republican women and my colleagues [Sens.] Tim Scott and Cory Gardner have made clear,” she said.
Gardner has gone so far as to call for Moore to be expelled from the Senate if he gets elected.
President Trump has recorded a robocall for Roy Moore and touted his candidacy during a rally at Pensacola, Fla., this past weekend.
Comstock is pursuing legislation to reform how Congress handles sexual harassment.
“The priority needs to be on the victims and fundamentally changing the system so the victims feel they have a process that works for them and advocates for them,” she said.
Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., joined Comstock on the program and said this past week was the “most difficult of my career.”
Last week began with the resignation of the longest serving House member, John Conyers, due to sexual harassment allegations, and followed by resignations of Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz.
“We know what our values are. We don’t consider this a partisan issue,” she said.