Hatch defends Moore endorsement, says alleged sexual misconduct happened ‘decades ago’

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, has come under fire after defending President Trump’s endorsement of Republican Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore, saying the allegations of sexual misconduct happened “decades ago.”

“I don’t think he had any choice but to do that,” Hatch told the reporters on Monday about Trump’s endorsement. “That’s the only Republican we can get down there.” He continued, that “many of the things (Moore) allegedly did were decades ago.”

Trump, although previously coming short of supporting Moore, gave an unequivocal endorsement for the Republican candidate on Monday.

“Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama. We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!” the president tweeted.

Most Republicans leaders were wary of endorsing Moore following the bombshell sexual misconduct allegations,…

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