Alabama Official Uses Bible to Defend Senate Candidate Roy Moore

Alabama Official Uses Bible to Defend Senate Candidate Roy Moore

Alabama Official Uses Bible to Defend Senate Candidate Roy Moore

While reporting a story in Alabama about supporters of Moore's Senate campaign, a Post reporter heard that Moore allegedly had sought relationships with teenage girls.

The Washington Post reported Thursday that an Alabama woman said Moore had sexual contact with her when she was 14 and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney.

Tapper noted that recently quite a few famous men have had their past actions regarding sexual harassment and abuse come under scrutiny, explaining that when the women were interviewed they said they were inspired by other women coming forward.

Several senior Republicans called on Moore to quit the race after The Washington Post reported allegations of sexual misconduct.

Moore's campaign did not immediately respond Friday to a request for comment about the NRSC's decision to abandon the race.

The Maryland Democratic Party challenged the state's only Republican in Congress on Friday to denounce Alabama GOP senate nominee Roy Moore. "You can not tell me there hasn't been an opportunity through the years to make these accusations with as many times as he's (Moore) run (for office) and been in the news".

The campaign released a statement on Thursday after The Washington Post reported the Alabama Republican candidate had sexual contact with one teenager and pursued three others almost four decades ago. As senators headed in for an afternoon vote on a Transportation Department nominee, reporters swarmed Republicans in a bid to get their reaction.

Vice President Mike Pence also "found the allegations in the story disturbing and believes, if true, this would disqualify anyone from serving in office", said spokeswoman Alyssa Farah.

He is facing Democrat Doug Jones in a December 12 special election. "They became parents of Jesus", Zeigler added.

Reynolds supports Moore and says if the candidate steps down now, that would mean surrendering to Democrat Doug Jones. (The seat is now filled by Luther Strange, who was appointed interim senator after Jeff Sessions was picked to be President Trump's attorney general.) Seven senators sit in the immediate vicinity, either in front, behind, or directly next to the seat.

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says the allegations of sexual misconduct against him are "completely false". "I believe they are politically motivated and are brought to stop a very successful campaign", he asserted. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter.

At least two said they would vote for Moore even if he had committed sex crimes against a 14-year-old.

Leigh Corfman told the Post she was 14 when Moore first approached her and took her to his home twice, the second time touching her over her bra and panties and having her touch him over his underwear.

"(Senate Majority Leader Mitch) McConnell and (Arizona Sen.) John McCain, what they said about Moore ending his campaign just really gets to me.

"Take Joseph and Mary".

Alabama's Republican national committeeman says allegations of sexual impropriety against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore are a "sinister" attempt to derail his candidacy. "Moore has come out and denied it so you would think that he's telling the truth".

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