John Rogers has resigned as communications director from Roy Moore’s Senate campaign, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Reached by phone on Wednesday, Rogers confirmed his resignation. He declined to comment further.
The move comes as allegations of sexual misconduct against the Alabama Republican continue to roil his campaign. Moore has denied those allegations, but several prominent Republicans, including Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, have withdrawn their endorsements. The Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee have also dropped their support.
Yet President Trump, largely silent when the allegations first emerged, has appeared to warm to Moore. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, the President said: “I can tell you one thing for sure: We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat—Jones.” And according to a Politico report, Trump has expressed doubts about Moore’s accusers, questioning why their stories are just now coming to light.
Moore will face off against Democratic nominee Doug Jones on December 12.