Trump on Roy Moore: If allegations true, he should leave Senate race

Roy Moore declines to debate Dem opponent

Roy Moore declines to debate Dem opponent

Three other women told the Post Moore pursued romantic relationships with them when they were teens in the same time period.

"If these allegations are true, he must step aside", said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who backed Moore's opponent Luther Strange during the Republican primary.

Borden's attorneys brought the case to the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, accusing Moore of showing personal bias and prejudice against Borden.

Moore, now 70, vehemently denied the allegations, calling them "completely false and a desperate political attack".

In a statement provided to NPR, Pence press secretary Alyssa Farah said the vice president found the allegations that Moore had sexual contact with a 14-year old girl when he was in his 30s "disturbing".

McConnell's inner circle spent late Thursday morning discussing the repercussions and how Republicans should move forward - and grousing that if unusual, their preferred candidate in the primary, was still the nominee, they would not be answering questions about Moore's conduct.

US President Donald Trump would expect Senate candidate Roy Moore to withdraw from an upcoming vote if allegations that he had a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl were true, the White House said Friday.

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Sorry to politicize a truly awful action, but hey, if it gets Roy Moore-who, according to The Root's politics editor, Jason Johnson, is a Breitbart-approved, "virulently bigoted, white-supremacist-sympathizing, Jeff Sessions-patterned candidate"-so the better".

The Washington Post reported that a woman says Mr. Moore initiated the encounter when she was 14 and he was 32. "It's a he-said, she [said]", Hannity said.

Leigh Corfman, now 53, told the Post that she met Moore outside of court in 1979 when her mother was inside for a child custody hearing. "If the path to Republican victory is a guy who pulled 45 percent in the runoff running a write-in campaign two weeks before Christmas-if I'm a Republican strategist that's not a client I want to take on".

While Moore was sitting alone with Corfman he chatted with her and asked for her number, after a while he picked her from a corner near her house and drove her to his own home in the woods. Moore is accused of plying Corfman with alcohol at his house, where, she says, he kissed her, partially undressed her and tried to get her to touch him sexually. "Please just get this over with".

Moore, a controversial former state Supreme Court chief justice, is running against Democrat Doug Jones, a former us attorney, in a December 12 special election for the seat ex-senator Jeff Sessions gave up to become President Trump's attorney general. John McCain, however, did not equivocate.

The allegations have sent shockwaves through Washington, with several high-profile Republicans urging the married father-of-four to quit the Senate race if the claims are true. "He should immediately step aside and allow the people of Alabama to elect a candidate they can be proud of".

Talking Points Memo reports that, among dissenters, Perry Hooper Jr., President Trump's Alabama state chairman, described the allegations as "a bunch of bull".

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