McConnell Calls On Roy Moore To 'Step Aside'

by Abel Hampton November 14, 2017, 0:25
McConnell Calls On Roy Moore To 'Step Aside'

Moore would have been in his 30s at the time. "But from my point of view, I think the accusations have more credibility than the denial. We have four children", adding that he has one daughter and five granddaughters.

In the immediate aftermath of the Post report, a wave of national Republican leaders called for Moore to drop out of the race if the allegations are true. But now McConnell said he believes Leigh Corfman's account of her 1979 encounter with Moore and that of three other women who told The Washington Post in a story published last week that Moore pursued them when they were teenagers and he was more than a decade older than they were at the time. Moore will face Democrat Doug Jones in the general election. But more than being completely false and untrue, they're very hurtful to me personally.

"I think if this was a serious- if these allegations were out there and they were serious, I probably would have heard them", he said".

"If Roy Moore committed a sin, that's a sin and that's not good, but we're not talking about an actual crime here under-that's prosecutable in 2017", he said.

Moore has come under increasing pressure from GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill to step aside prior to the December 12 special election in Alabama.

A reporter defending Roy Moore appeared to compare the sexual misconduct allegations against the GOP Senate candidate to stealing a lawnmower.

The crossfire escalated a GOP civil war over Moore's Senate candidacy in a December 12 special election, which until last week's allegations was viewed as an inevitable Republican win in the deep-red state. Losing the special election to a Democrat would imperil Republicans' already slim 52-48 majority. "I'm sticking by Moore'".

Aside from McConnell, other Republicans, including Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and two former Republican presidential candidates, Mitt Romney and Senator John McCain of Arizona, have called for Moore to end his candidacy or revoked their past endorsements. "It was a Scott Walker, a Scott P. Walker, I'm Scott Kevin Walker", Walker said.

"Mitch McConnell, the way he's been - this clearly felt nearly orchestrated", Todd said.

"President Trump is the leader of the Republican Party in America".

But Moore has remained defiant.

While pressure to quit the race four weeks before Election Day intensified from within the Republican Party, Moore assured supporters Sunday night at a Huntsville, Alabama, gym that the article was "fake news" and "a desperate attempt to stop my political campaign". Asked if odd might be a candidate again, he said "We'll see".

Walker was asked in the Sunday interview if Moore should bow out of the race in the light of the allegations. "Everyone we knew thought it was weird".

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