Just three weeks after distancing itself from Roy Moore, the candidate in the upcoming race for a seat in the US Senate, the Republican National Committee (RNC) has reportedly reversed its stance, resuming the flow of financial support to Moore's campaign.
The change of heart comes after President Donald Trump voiced his support for the embattled candidate, who has been caught in a sexual assault row.
On Monday, the US President tweeted his support for Moore before calling the former judge and urging him: "Go get 'em, Roy."
"Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive tax cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama," the tweet read.
"We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!"
A senior RNC official told Breitbart News that the Party will "stand with the President" in supporting the Alabama judge.
Moore, who served as the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, has become the GOP's top pick for the race after beating Luther Strange in the primaries.
However, Moore has been entangled in a sexual harassment scandal when two women came forward, alleging that the former judge sexually harassed them.
Leigh Corfman told the Washington Post that Moore forced her to perform sexual acts when she was just 14 years old, whilst Beverly Nelson claimed that the GOP candidate forcefully touched her breasts in a car.
A number of other women revealed that they had relationships with Moore during their teenage years, despite the significant age difference with the judge.
Similarly, when asked about the allegations against Moore, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that he "believes the women."
Moore dismisses these claims as a plot to undermine his campaign by the liberal establishment.
"I do not know any of these women, did not date any of these women and have not engaged in any sexual misconduct with anyone," Moore declared at a campaign rally last week, the Guardian reports.
Twitter did not take kindly to the RNC's decision.
It’s bad enough that the RNC is back to giving money to Roy Moore, but I find their new ad trying to normalize his child molesting appalling! pic.twitter.com/WBIZcwzlKd— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) 5 декабря 2017 г.
RNC NEW SLOGAN: We protect the fetus, not the vulnerable teenage girl. #RoyMoore— Matty Ice (@MattyIceUS) 5 декабря 2017 г.
The RNC just proved once again by taking Roy Moore back— Mara McEwin (@maramcewin) 5 декабря 2017 г.
That they are the party of Child Rapists, along with Political Collusion with Foreign Governments, Nazis, Off Shore Banking, Big Oil, and most importantly Greed.#Morningjoe #TuesdayThoughts #DeutscheBank
There was nothing more inevitable than the RNC restoring support for Roy Moore. Again, the party’s official platform is forced childbirth for teenage girls. They do not see girls or women as people.— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) 5 декабря 2017 г.
Every Republican has to decide if they can stay with the GOP after the RNC & Trump have endorsed a man as vile as Roy Moore. #TuesdayThoughts— Bryce Tache (@brycetache) 5 декабря 2017 г.
the RNC decision to re-endorse Roy Moore tells you pretty much everything you need to know about Republicans in 2017.— feminist next door (@emrazz) 5 декабря 2017 г.