Just weeks after severing ties with the campaign of Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, who has been accused by several women of child sexual assault and other sexual misconduct, the Republican National Committee (RNC) has reversed course in a big way. On Tuesday, the national party reportedly sent two contributions totaling $170,000 to the Alabama Republican Party to support Moore’s efforts for next Tuesday’s special election.
The Republican National Committee’s party platform, adopted just last year, explicitly vowed to protect kids from sexual predators and pornographers. “We encourage states to continue to fight this public menace and pledge our commitment to children’s safety and well-being. We applaud the social networking sites that bar sex offenders from participation,” the platform said. But though numerous high ranking Republicans have said they believe Moore’s accusers, it seems the party may have a higher standard for who can be on Facebook