“We will not quit,” Roy Moore declared in a Tweet.
The Senate candidate is facing increasing pressure from both the left and the right to end his campaign. By remaining defiant, he keeps the possibility open that the GOP could engage the “Sessions Gambit” in which a Moore victory could be shifted to returning the seat to Jeff Sessions, the last person to actually win the seat.
Matt Drudge, the founder and editor of the Drudge Report, referred to Moore as “Judge Whore” on his site earlier Wednesday when linking to a story claiming that Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, may pull back his support for Moore.
Moore has been under siege as five women claim he made unwanted sexual encounters when they were teenagers.