As Trump endorses Roy Moore, Romney says no vote is worth losing honor, integrity


(KUTV) Republican Mitt Romney has no problem speaking his mind on Republican candidates or going against party lines, including the president's.

Famously in opposition to Donald Trump during the election that eventually put him in the White House, Romney made his views clear again on Monday, once again opposing Trump.

Trump has not officially endorsed Moore, but that changed Monday, who put his full political weight behind Moore.

Romney responded on Twitter, the president's frequent medium for commentary, and did not mince words in what seemed to be a direct response to the presiden't tweet about Moore. Romney wrote:

Roy Moore in the US Senate would be a stain on the GOP and on the nation. Leigh Corfman and other victims are courageous heroes. No vote, no majority is worth losing our honor, our integrity.

On Monday the president strongly endorsed embattled Senate candidate Roy S. Moore from Alabama. He has been accused by several women of sexual misconduct, including accusations of molesting a 14-year-old girl and sexually assaulting another teenager when he was in his 30s. He has denied all charges and rejected calls to quit the race.

Trump said Moore's vote was needed for stopping crime, illegal immigration, and Trump's promised border wall.

"No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!" Trump tweeted.

The White House, as reported by the New York Times, issued a statement about the endorsement. It read:

The President had a positive call with Judge Roy Moore during which they discussed the state of the Alabama Senate race and the President endorsed Judge Moore’s campaign.
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