Maryland Democrats call on Rep. Harris to denounce Roy Moore

Posted November 11, 2017

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says the allegations of sexual misconduct against him are "completely false".

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. Moore's run was promoted by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, whose support put him at odds with Trump. "Even the Washington Post report says that he never had sexual intercourse with any of the girls and never attempted sexual intercourse".

Moore released a fundraising pitch featuring Lee on Thursday just hours after The Washington Post story quoted a woman charging that Moore inappropriately her when she was 14 years old.

Jerry Moore firmly denied the allegations against his brother and drew an analogy between his situation and the persecution of Jesus Christ, Savidge reported Friday in an interview with CNN's John Berman.

Taking it a step further, Ziegler called Moore "clean as a hound's tooth" and cited the former judge's long and "wonderful" married life as proof of his good character.

Moore and Democrat Doug Jones will face off in a special election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions' former seat December 12.

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But she also told reporters: "The president also believes that if these allegations are true, Judge Moore will do the right thing and step aside".

Three other women, who were all in their teens at the time, told the paper that Moore made advances on them as well. John McCain, R-Ariz., in calling for Moore to step down immediately.

"I believe you and I have a duty to stand up and fight back against the forces of evil waging an all-out war on our conservative values", he wrote.

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".

Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado is chairman of the NRSC, the campaign arm of the Senate GOP.

Strange, despite the backing of President Donald Trump and much of the Republican establishment, lost a September primary to Moore. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), who now serves as US attorney general.

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The question this poll can not really answer is the level of detail about the allegations against Moore that voters absorbed the day they were released - presumably not a lot of Alabamians read the Washington Post - and whether the sheer creepiness of Moore's reported conduct came through. Seventy-three percent of Republicans believe that Roy Moore should not drop out of the Alabama Senate race.

So, Kreuger said, Moore will not only provide an unwelcome distraction but also can't be counted on even if he does win.

If, however, the state party tells election officials that it wants to withdraw its nominee, or if Moore himself made a decision to do so, election officials would not certify any votes cast for Moore. He has condemned homosexuality and said he believes some United States communities are living under Islamic religious law.

None of the other women said that Moore forced them into any sort of relationship or sexual contact.

Moore continues to do well with Alabama's evangelicals, who seem as a voting bloc to be prepared to accept virtually anything of late, but he is being outperformed by Trump among every other group.

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