This cannot be good for Roy Moore’s campaign:
JUST IN: Sen. Mike Lee has asked to have Lee's image removed from Roy Moore fundraising ad, spokesperson confirms to NBC.— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) November 10, 2017
Here’s more from Axios:
Sen. Mike Lee of Utah has asked Roy Moore’s team to stop using his image on their campaign fundraising materials, per The Hill. After four women accused Moore of sexual assault and misconduct (when they were teenagers), his campaign blasted fundraising ads featuring images of some of the Republican senators who endorsed him — Lee, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul specifically.
Why it matters: Multiple Republican senators and lawmakers have said Moore should step down from the Alabama Senate race if the allegations are true, and now some of them (like Lee) are trying to completely remove themselves from his campaign. It’s too late for Moore to be removed from the ballot, but responses like those from Lee show he’s quickly losing support from the GOP.
Mike Lee isn’t just the most conservative Republican in the Senate, but he’s also one of the most honest and decent. If he’s backing away from Roy Moore, that tells you he feels the allegations have credibility and he doesn’t want to be associated with Moore now.