Nearly a week after multiple women accused the former Alabama Chief Justice of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s, the POTUS has kept his lips sealed, twice dodging questions from reporters on both Tuesday and Wednesday.
Trump, who has previously stopped his duties as Commander-in-Chief to weigh-in on just about everything — from the NFL, to “fake news,” to Tweeting insults to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un — is seemingly at a loss for words as allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore continue to grow and GOP lawmakers from across the country call on him to withdraw from the race.
The White House, however, has not completely ignored the allegations. Last Friday, less than 24 hours, after the bombshell report against Moore was published, Trump’s Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders touched on them briefly.
“Like most Americans, the president believes we cannot allow a mere allegation, in this case, one from many years ago, to destroy a person’s life,” said Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “However, the president also believes that if these allegations are true, Judge Moore will do the right thing and step aside.”
Moore faces Democratic opponent Doug Jones on Dec. 12.
Should the allegations ultimately sink him, Republicans in the U.S. Senate would see their majority fall to 51-49.