Eight women have accused Moore of inappropriate behavior. Some claim Moore, while in his 30s, asked them out on dates when they were teen-agers, some as young as 14. A few claimed he sexually assaulted or attempted to sexually assault them.
Alabama voters go to the polls on Tuesday to decide who will succeed former Sen. Jeff Sessions, who resigned to become the United States Attorney General.
“I strongly disagree with the recent RNC financial support directed to the Alabama Republican Party for use in the Roy Moore race,” Joyce Simmons of Valentine wrote in an email to her party colleagues. “There is much I could say about this situation, but I will defer to this weekend’s comments by Senator Shelby.”
Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby told CNN during a weekend interview he refused to vote for Moore in his race against Democratic nominee Doug Jones, stating Alabama deserves better than Moore. Shelby said he wrote in a name when he cast his ballot.
Simmons submitted her resignation to Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel on Friday.
“I will miss so many of you that I knew well,” Simmons wrote to her colleagues.
“And I wish I could have continued my service to the national Republican Party that I used to know well.”
The Republican Party initially withdrew financial support when allegations surfaced against Moore. It re-entered the race after President Donald Trump endorsed Moore.
Simmons began service as Nebraska Republican national committeewoman in 2012.