Republican Sen. Bob Corker criticized Roy Moore on Saturday, calling his nomination "a bridge too far" even before the Washington Post published allegations that he pursued sexual relationships with teenagers while in his 30s.

"Look, I'm sorry, but even before these reports surfaced, Roy Moore's nomination was a bridge too far," the Tennessee senator tweeted.

Moore has denied the allegations from the Washington Post report, but he is losing some Republican support and is facing pressure to drop out of the race set for next month.

Moore has long been a controversial figure in the state, known for taking a stand for his conservative values. Moore was suspended as Alabam's chief justice in 2016 directing judges from issuing marriage license to gay couples after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage. Moore also suggested that the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to occurred as punishment for turning away from God.