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GOP Senate Candidate Accused of Molestation; Defended with Biblical Tale

GOP Senate Candidate Accused of Molestation; Defended with Biblical Tale

When asked about the Senate majority leader's call for Moore to step aside if the accusations are found to be true, Givhan said, "I'm not sure Sen".

Republicans could get behind a write-in candidate, such as Sen.

Moore's name can not be removed from the ballot before the December 12 special election even if he withdraws from the race, according to John Bennett, a spokesman for the Alabama secretary of state.

Mr. Moore was backed by former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon and other conservative leaders. "Moore is unfit for office and should step aside", Mr. Romney, a former Republican presidential nominee and MA governor, tweeted.

The Washington Post published a story Thursday citing four women who said Moore pursued them when they were between the ages of 14 and 18, between 1979 and 1981, when Moore worked as a district attorney.

Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, have also said Moore should quit the race if the allegations are true. He referenced the Alabama controversy only briefly during an appearance Thursday night in New Hampshire. Richard Shelby, the dean of the state's congressional delegation, told reporters in Washington that if the charges were accurate "he wouldn't belong in the Senate".

Bannon asks, "Now is that a coincidence?" And when I say "serve alongside", I mean that literally.

"The allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore are deeply troubling", said Colorado Sen.

One of the women, Leigh Corfman, told The Washington Post that she was 14 when Moore, 32 at the time, drove her to his home in Gadsden. At the time, Moore was in his early 30s.

As of Friday morning, the senators' pictures still appear on the online link to Moore's fundraising appeal.

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Senate rules empower members to police their own ranks, and Republicans could refuse to seat Moore if elected, or eject him later. Why would women say these things if they are not true? He later attributed the news to "The Obama-Clinton Machine's liberal media lap dogs".

Senate candidate Roy Moore's campaign is calling allegations of sexual misconduct "the very definition of fake news and intentional defamation".

Further, King said that unless Moore can come out by Saturday to show why his accusers are lying, he should just drop out of the race, and "only he would know" how to do that.

"If they believe this man is predatory, they are guilty of allowing him to exist for 40 years", he added.

Even if he were to drop out, his name would remain on the ballot, officials said. "I just don't believe Roy Moore would do that".

And it was clear that many in his conservative base were in no mood to desert him in a race for a Senate seat Republicans consider crucial to maintaining their majority in the upper chamber.

Mr. Moore denied the allegations in an email to supporters on Thursday.

"Herman Cain's going up in the polls, then the day he gets out - nothing", said Hannity, referring to a wave of 2011 sexual harassment relevations that sunk the Republican businessman's presdental bid. John McCain, R-Ariz., called on Moore to step aside as well - and without couching his statement with "if true" language. They did not have sexual intercourse, the Post said.

Alabama law lists the legal age of consent as 16.

Those familiar with recent polling of the Alabama race suggest it was always going to be close despite the state's strong Republican leanings - largely because of Moore's controversial past.


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