Sen. Mike Lee has requested his image be removed from a fundraiser ad for Alabama’s GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, who reportedly attempted to have inappropriate relationships with underage girls when he was in his thirties.
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
JUST IN: Sen. Mike Lee has asked to have Lee’s image removed from Roy Moore fundraising ad, spokesperson confirms to NBC.
Here it is, in case anyone wants to see it: pic.twitter.com/sQfnIs5yvL
— Matt McDaniel (@themattmcd) November 10, 2017
The Washington Post dropped a bombshell report about Moore on Thursday alleging he kissed a 14-year-old girl in 1979 when Moore was in his early thirties. The report also alleges Moore propositioned other underage girls between the ages of 16 and 18.
This is the latest in a flood of Republican elected officials calling for Moore to drop out and/or saying they won’t work with him if elected.
Whether or not Lee granted permission for his likeness to be used remains unclear. However, it’s still not a good look for Moore as it appears as a distancing by Lee and good for Sen. Lee.