Top Republicans respond to Roy Moore sexual misconduct allegations

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Other Republican senators weighing in included Jeff Flake of Arizona, David Perdue of Georgia, John Thune of South Dakota, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Cory Gardner of Colorado, Richard Shelby of Alabama and Patrick Toomey of Pennsylvania. Sen. "Moore is unfit for office and should step aside".

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

What is it about using Jesus to defend Moore from this allegation?

"Our children and grandchildren's futures are on the line". "I will NEVER GIVE UP the fight!" In fact, hours after the story dropped, Moore was fundraising off of it. "I do not believe them".

Cleveland Poole, the chairman of the Republican Party in rural Butler County, said those most likely to defect were not ardent Moore supporters but voters who already have doubts.

Ivey said she would vote for Moore, who is up against Democrat Doug Jones in a December 12 special election, but has a policy of not offering endorsements. However, in the event of either disqualification or withdrawal, votes cast for Moore would not be certified. Odd lost to Moore in the Republican primary runoff.

Republican lawyers and strategists in Washington were engaged in a furious search Thursday for creative ways around that restriction, seeking a loophole that would allow the party's leadership in the state to anoint a new candidate. "You can't be a victim 40 years later, in my opinion".

A number of GOP senators - and President Trump - have cautiously said that Moore should exit the race, if the allegations are true.

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Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court justice, has made his name in Republican politics through his public devotion to hardline Christian conservative positions. Moore will face Democrat Doug Jones, a former US attorney.

The Senate's Republican campaign arm dropped out of a joint fundraising effort with Roy Moore, according to Federal Election Commission documents filed Friday. "There is no place in our party for sexual predators". And when I say "serve alongside", I mean that literally.

"Right now there is a lot of accusations being made against a lot of people", said Randall Mccaffrey.

In case you missed it, yesterday The Washington Post released a bombshell report that, as a thirty-two-year-old prosecutor, Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore-a man best known for erecting a huge replica of the Ten Commandments in his courtroom-sexually molested a fourteen-year-old. The Post quoted four women on the record and had 30 sources in total. The newspaper interviewed more than 20 people who knew Moore between 1977 and 1982 before publishing its findings. One of the women says she was 14 when the incident happened.

The news struck the Capitol with a thunderbolt Thursday afternoon. Moments later, unusual came to the floor and headed straight for McConnell. Luther Strange, left open the possibility he may re-enter the campaign.

He walked toward the back door of the Senate Chamber, paused momentarily and stepped out.

If Moore actually makes it to Washington, those questions will only redouble.

The race included personal appearances from President Trump, in support of odd, and former White House strategist Stephen Bannon, backing Moore. They've never been denominated as having rights by the U.S. Supreme Court. He has condemned homosexuality and said he believes some U.S. communities are living under Islamic religious law.