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‘I Believe the Women’: Sen. Mitch McConnell Says Roy Moore Should Leave the Alabama Race

Moore has denied the allegations, and on Sunday night, he claimed he would sue the Post. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images) GOP Senate Candidate Roy Moore is seen speaking during an event for the Family Research Council on Oct. 32.318231
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— Judge Roy Moore (@MooreSenate) November 13, 2017

The Post’s report increased pressure on Republicans to disavow Moore, who was already controversial due in part to his history of racially-charged and homophobic commentary. In the immediate wake of the story, some Republicans, like Arizona Sen. McConnell on Monday said the party is looking to see if a write-in option could be successful. After McConnell’s statement, Moore said via Twitter that it is McConnell who should bow out of politics. The person who should step aside is @SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
“I believe the women, yes,” McConnell told reporters in Kentucky. “The person who should step aside is @SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell. John McCain, said the report was enough for them to call for Moore to drop out of the race. McConnell’s comments on Monday brought his position a step further, saying he believed the allegations and that Moore should go. Many Republicans, like McConnell, said Moore should step aside from the race if the allegations are true. Mitch McConnell is seen speaking during a meeting with the Senate Finance Committee on Nov. One woman said she was 14 years old when Moore initiated sexual contact with her. He has failed conservatives and must be replaced. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell believes the allegations against Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore and that Moore should leave the race, the Kentucky Republican said Monday. Documents filed to the Federal Elections Commission on Friday showed the National Republican Senatorial Committee — one of the party’s main campaign arms — cut its fundraising ties with Moore. 9, 2017. #DrainTheSwamp,” read the tweet from Moore’s account. McConnell, the Senate’s top Republican and a frequent target of Moore on the campaign trail, said, “I think he should step aside.”
Last week, The Washington Post published a bombshell report based on interviews with more than 30 people, saying Moore pursued relationships with teenage women while he was in his 30s. 13, 2017. Sen. He has failed conservatives and must be replaced.