Romney leaves following a meeting with President-elect Trump about the Secretary of State vacancy. Photo: Carolyn Kaster / AP

Hours after President Trump formally endorsed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of child sexual abuse, Mitt Romney tweeted condemning Moore and saying, "No vote, no majority is worth losing our honor, our integrity."

The backdrop: Trump was in Utah today, and while there told reporters he is encouraging Senator Orrin Hatch, 83, to seek reelection in 2018. Politico reports that Trump is "going all out" to prevent Romney, who is reportedly considering a run should Hatch retire, from taking the seat.

Worth noting: As Politico's Jake Sherman points out, RNC chairwoman Ronna Romney-McDaniel is Romney's niece.

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Post-debate poll finds Biden strong on every major issue

Joe Biden speaks Friday about "The Biden Plan to Beat COVID-19," at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

This is one of the bigger signs of trouble for President Trump that we've seen in a poll: Of the final debate's seven topics, Joe Biden won or tied on all seven when viewers in a massive Axios-SurveyMonkey sample were asked who they trusted more to handle the issue.

Why it matters: In a time of unprecedented colliding crises for the nation, the polling considered Biden to be vastly more competent.

Bryan Walsh, author of Future
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The murder hornets are here

A braver man than me holds a speciment of the Asian giant hornet. Photo: Karen Ducey/Getty Images

Entomologists in Washington state on Thursday discovered the first Asian giant hornet nest in the U.S.

Why it matters: You may know this insect species by its nom de guerre: "the murder hornet." While the threat they pose to humans has been overstated, the invading hornets could decimate local honeybee populations if they establish themselves.