Nebraska Republican National Committeewoman Joyce Simmons told colleagues Monday that she has resigned over her party’s renewed support of Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.
In an email sent to colleagues, Simmons wrote that she “strongly” disagrees with the RNC’s decision to get back into the Alabama Senate race after President Trump endorsed Moore last week. She said she resigned on Friday.
“I strongly disagree with the recent RNC financial support directed to the Alabama Republican Party for use in the Roy Moore race. There is much I could say about this situation, but I will defer to this weekend's comments by Senator Shelby,” Simmons wrote in the email obtained by the Washington Examiner.
Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said Sunday that his state could “do better” than elect Moore, who has been accused by several women of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. Moore has denied all allegations.
“I couldn’t vote for Roy Moore,” Shelby said. “I didn’t vote for Roy Moore. But I wrote in a distinguished Republican name. And I think a lot of people could do that.”
Simmons did not immediately respond to the Washington Examiner’s multiple requests for comment.