Roy Moore calls allegations against him 'completely false'

Roy Moore calls allegations against him 'completely false'

A report in in The Washington Post this week said Moore, 70, engaged in sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl more than three decades ago when he was an attorney in a small Alabama town.

"These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign", Moore said in a statement.

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger called for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore to step aside immediately, and the Senate should expel him if seated, following the recent sexual assault allegations made against him.

The accusations were made in a report in The Washington Post on Thursday.

Corfman told the Washington Post on Thursday that a 32-year-old Moore gave her alcohol, took off her clothes and molested her when she was 14 years old in 1979.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell added, "If these allegations are true, he must step aside".

Moore is running against Democrat Doug Jones in a special election to succeed Jeff Sessions, who left the Senate to become USA attorney general. 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.

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters traveling with the president in Asia that "the president believes we can not allow a mere allegation, in this case one from many years ago, to destroy a person's life", but added that "the president also believes that if these allegations are true, Judge Moore will do the right thing and step aside".

Three other women accused Moore of inappropriate behavior while they were between the ages of 16-18, but Moore responded by fundraising off the accusations. "I do not believe them".

Unlike other Republicans who tempered their calls for Moore to resign - conditioned on the allegations proving true - Romney said he believes the reported victim, Leigh Corfman, is being truthful and Moore should drop out.

"There's now a plausible path for Democrat Doug Jones to win the Alabama Senate race next month; a write-in campaign for defeated establishment candidate Luther Strange could throw a three-way race to the Democrat - and that would deprive the Republicans of a crucial Senate vote", Valliere wrote in a note to clients Monday.

But Moore remains defiant and insists he will not quit the race for the 12 December special election for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' former seat.

Alabama political strategist David Mowery, who has worked for candidates of both parties, said the chance of Moore bowing out of the race was "less than zero", and that it was nearly as improbable for state party officials to abandon him in favor of a last-minute write-in candidate. And the man he defeated in the Republican primary, current Sen.

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. Luther Strange, who was appointed to the position by former Gov. Robert Bentley. She then asked him to take her home, and he did. "They're blessed with a wonderful marriage and his wife Kayla is 14 years younger than Moore", he said. "Moore has come out and denied it so you would think that he's telling the truth".

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