He just won a Senate primary race that gained national attention as a front in a GOP civil war, and he's gained new prominence at a time when women are, en masse, telling of their experiences with sexual harassers.
In Washington, Moore has lost the support of an ever-expanding list of Republicans that includes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Arizona Sen.
Trump, one source said, believes the allegations of child sexual abuse and sexual assault against Moore are bad for the Republican brand, but has made a decision to wait and see how the situation shakes out before publicly commenting.
Shelby said: "It's not a good situation". Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who formerly held the Senate seat Moore is vying for, said Monday during a hearing with the House Judiciary Committee that he has no reason not to believe Moore's accusers.
Shelby said he is anxious about damage to the Republican brand.
"We have an explicit policy that prohibits paying sources", she said.
Republican allies of the administration expressed concern about Trump's silence, warning that the bombastic Moore will be in the news for weeks, as will the president's refusal to weigh in on the situation.
Moore was also reportedly banned from an Alabama mall in the 1980s due to a reputation for preying on high school-age girls.
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Still, he has faced calls from a growing number of Republican lawmakers and officials to drop out of the race.
Three people with knowledge of the meeting said the committee was scheduled to meet Wednesday afternoon by phone.
If Moore's nomination is withdrawn, the state canvassing board will not certify votes for him. The party could also pass a resolution in support of Moore.
On the ground in Alabama, however, the intraparty battle grew nastier Wednesday.
The Washington Post didn't offer money to women in exchange for their stories accusing Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually inappropriate behavior, despite a series of widely-shared articles on social media and a voicemail from an apparent impostor offering to pay for damaging information on Moore.
The newspaper's executive editor, Marty Baron, said in a statement that the call's description of the Post's reporting methods "bears no relationship to reality". Moore could be expelled from the Senate if he wins the election. The Post broke the story last week of allegations of sexual misconduct by Moore decades ago. A spokesman for the campaign told WKRG that the candidate hadn't heard about the call.