Sources tell the Washingtonian that John Rogers had stepped down from his leadership role on the Moore campaign. Rogers, reached by phone, reportedly confirmed the resignation.
Moore’s campaign chairman, Bill Armistead, released the following statement:
“John Rogers served as Communications Director for the Roy Moore for U.S. Senate campaign for the last several weeks and we appreciate his valuable contributions to our team. As we all know, campaigns make changes throughout the duration of the campaign, as do those working in the campaign. John made the decision to leave the campaign last Friday – any representations to the contrary are false – and we wish him well. Effective immediately, all media inquiries should be directed to Hannah Ford who serves as Deputy Campaign Manager.”
The resignation comes as six women have accused Moore of pursuing romantic relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was an assistant district attorney in his 30s.
The special election is set for Dec. 12th in Alabama.
Meanwhile, President Trump is discounting accusations of sexual misconduct against Moore, telling voters not to support his “liberal” rival.
Trump spoke to reporters Tuesday at the White House before leaving for a Thanksgiving break at his Florida estate. He says of the Alabama race: “We don’t need a liberal person in there.”
Of the accusations, Trump says that Moore “denies it.”
The president says he’ll announce next week whether he will campaign for Moore, who faces Democrat Doug Jones in a Dec. 12th special election.