Roy Moore

J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says she’s disappointed that the Republican National Committee has resumed its financial backing of Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, who faces multiple accusations of sexual misconduct.

Collins’ comments on a national public affairs program Sunday come as other Republicans are also protesting the RNC’s reversal of its previous decision to halt its support of Moore, who faces allegations of sexual misconduct and for pursuing young girls, one as young as age 14.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press/file

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has joined the growing chorus of Republican senators calling on Roy Moore, the GOP nominee in Alabama, to drop out of his U.S. Senate race.

The list of prominent Senate Republicans includes Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah and Collins. The three stepped up the pressure on Moore on Monday by calling on Moore to quit.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press/file

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's senior senator says Roy Moore should quit the race for Senate in Alabama "if there is any truth at all'' to accusations of sexual misconduct with minors.
 
Republican Sen. Susan Collins tweeted that Moore, the GOP nominee, should immediately step aside if the "horrific allegations'' published in the Washington Post are true. An Alabama woman told the paper that Moore had sexual contact with her when she was 14 and he was 32.
 
Moore has denied the allegations.