Moore campaign lashes out again at accusations

by Abel Hampton November 22, 2017, 0:24
Moore campaign lashes out again at accusations

President Donald Trump finally addressed the allegations against Roy Moore - and he appeared to back the Alabama Senate candidate, saying that "we don't need a liberal person in there" and that Moore "totally denies" theaccusations of sexual abuse and pursuit of underage girls.

He spoke to reporters at the White House before leaving for a Thanksgiving break at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.

US Senate hopeful Roy Moore is accused of sexually inappropriate conduct with a string of teenage girls - including a 14-year-old - when he was in his 30s. Moore has denied the allegations against him and blamed the media and his enemies in the Republican establishment for the backlash against his campaign.

Trump also said he will announce next week whether he will campaign for Moore, who has been abandoned by the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the Republican National Committee in the wake of the accusations.

Asked if voters should back Moore instead in the December 12 special election, Conway said, "We want the votes in the Senate to get this tax bill". "He says it didn't happen and you have to listen to him, also".

Campaign surrogates for Roy Moore, the embattled Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, defended Moore on Tuesday at a fiery press conference.

"I'll be letting you know next week", he said, when asked whether he will campaign with Moore.

He pointed to Mr Moore's assertions that he did nothing wrong.

Roy Moore speaks during a campaign event at Walker Springs Road Baptist Church in Jackson, Alabama, on November 14, 2017.

Moore is facing several allegations of gross sexual misconduct involving minors, from incidents that allegedly happened almost 40 years ago. He's run eight races and this has never come up.

In an appearance on "Fox & Friends" Monday, Kellyanne Conway, a top Trump adviser, similarly seemed to suggest that voters dismiss the claims against Moore and vote for the Republican.

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