Republicans are keeping Roy Moore and his controversial views at arm’s length

Source: The Washington Post

“I don’t know him, I don’t know him,” said Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio).

“I haven’t taken a deep dive into his record,” said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

“Let’s give him a chance,” said Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.).

For most Republicans, Roy Moore’s run for Senate in Alabama is a subject best avoided.

Before winning Tuesday night’s primary runoff to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the former judge was best known for his views that homosexuality should be illegal, that Muslims should not be allowed in Congress and that the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, were God’s punishment for Americans’ sins.

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