Roy Moore vehemently denies sexual misconduct

Geneva Matthews
November 11, 2017

"If there's even a shred of evidence to these accusations, Gov. Ivey and the Alabama Republican Party need to do everything in their power to remove Judge Moore from the ballot", said Steven Law, chief executive of the Senate Leadership Fund.

Bennett says In such a scenario, even if Moore earned more votes than the Democrat, the state canvassing board would declare the Democrat the victor. Andy Harris, a Baltimore County Republican, should withdraw his endorsement of Moore, the subject of allegations he initiated relationships with minors in the 1970s and 1980s. On the one hand, four women have gone on the record alleging Moore tried to pursue them sexually when the were between the ages of 14 and 18, with the youngest alleging he touched her breasts and genitals over her underwear and attempted to place her hand on his erect penis.

Three other women, who were all in their teens at the time, told the paper that Moore made advances on them as well.

Roy Moore has been through two campaigns for governor and two for chief justice. Harris's campaign committee contributed $1,000 to Moore's campaign in September, and his leadership PAC gave another $1,000 in August.

Moore faces Democratic nominee Doug Jones in the special election for the U.S. Senate.

The NRSC and RNC did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment Friday. Luther Strange, R-Ala., who lost in the primary to Moore, would be an eligible write-in candidate, said John Bennett, an official at the state secretary of state's office. After the Post story broke, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Moore "must step aside" ahead of the December 12 special election "if these allegations are true".

"(Senate Majority Leader Mitch) McConnell and (Arizona Sen.) John McCain, what they said about Moore ending his campaign just really gets to me.

"Moore is unfit for office and should step aside", Mr. Romney, a former Republican presidential nominee and MA governor, tweeted.

"Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections", Romney tweeted, before referencing the woman who had accused Moore of inappropriate sexual contact when she was 14.

The White House on Friday encouraged Senate hopeful Roy Moore to drop his bid to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, if sexual misconduct accusations against him are true.

The campaign released a statement on Thursday after The Washington Post reported the Alabama Republican candidate had sexual contact with one teenager and pursued three others almost four decades ago. "Moore is unfit for office and should step aside", he wrote.

Others, Democrats and Republicans alike, said that the nominee should step aside if the accusations have any truth behind them.

"The allegations might prove to be just a political ploy", Lipinsky said. Luther Strange in Alabama's Republican primary earlier this year. Mr.

On Friday, a day after news of the allegations broke, the National Republican Senatorial Committee filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to end participation in a joint fundraising committee with Moore's campaign. Chairman Cory Gardner, who leads the Senate GOP campaign arm.

Those who think Moore should be replaced have little hope of that happening.

Bannon referenced Moore only briefly during an appearance Thursday night in New Hampshire, attacking The Washington Post as an "apparatus of the Democratic Party".

Other reports by VideoGamingPros

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER