Senate Republicans Poised To Expel Moore If He Wins
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans say that Alabama Senate GOP candidate Roy Moore is virtually certain to face a formal ethics complaint should he get elected next month.
Filing such a complaint would lead to expulsion proceedings.
It’s an outcome that senior Republicans say privately is all but unavoidable after the embattled Senate hopeful was accused of sexual misconduct, including with a 14-year-old girl.
Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court justice, is refusing to leave the race.
McConnell's public warning illustrates the no-win situation the GOP finds itself in.
But the party sees no other option, except perhaps a write-in campaign by a well-known Republican in Alabama that would still risk splitting the GOP and handing the seat to Democrats..