November 30, 2017/Press Release

Hawley/Moore: Is Billionaire Donor Richard Uihlein Why Hawley Won’t Unequivocally Denounce Roy Moore?

COLUMBIA, Mo. On Tuesday, the Kansas City Star reported that Richard Uihlein, the primary backer behind a SuperPAC that has continued to support Roy Moore even after allegations of sexual assault, has also donated $25,400 to Josh Hawley.

As the Star notes, “several high-profile Republicans have withdrawn their support for Moore and called for him to abandon his campaign because of the accusations.” But Hawley has refused to unequivocally denounce Moore.

“Josh Hawley has proven time and again that he is more than willing to do whatever his high-dollar donors ask of him, and apparently his refusal to unequivocally denounce Roy Moore is no different. Missourians deserve to know if Uihlein is the reason Hawley has continued to stand by Moore.”

Missouri Democratic Party Communications Director Meira Bernstein