Alabama may elect Moore anyway

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Bill Clark TNS

The White House said Donald Trump, who is now on a tour of Asia, believes a "mere allegation" from many years ago should not be allowed to destroy a person's life.

While many Republican lawmakers have said that Moore should "step aside" from his U.S. Senate run if the allegations are only partly true, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said Moore should face criminal charges.

McConnell said that Moore must get out of the race "if these allegations are true", a bit looser standard than the words chosen by Collins. "Trump University, Donald Trump's real-estate institution, was a de jure one".

On Thursday evening, Hannity was on a radio show discussing the Post report.

Wow. The stories of the three other women are also in the article.

Now the Washington Post has published the allegations of women claiming Moore sought romantic and even physical relationships with them when he was in his 30's and they were younger than 18. "We are are in the midst of a spiritual battle with those who want to silence our message", Moore said in a statement Thursday. "If these allegations are found to be true, Roy Moore must drop out of the Alabama special Senate election".

- Judge Roy Moore (@MooreSenate) November 9, 2017I 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!

Moore's Democratic challenger, former USA attorney Doug Jones, had little to say aside from an eight-word campaign statement: "Roy Moore needs to answer these serious charges".

"What is your take on the accusations against the nominee in Alabama, Roy Moore?". "He should immediately step aside and allow the people of Alabama to elect a candidate they can be proud of".

Moore told the Post, "These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign".

"The allegations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying", said Arizona Sen. Luther Strange. The likes of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell endorsed Strange and warned that nominating the already-controversial Moore would create a host of problems for the party if and when he came to Washington. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill told HuffPost that the timing of the report was "odd", and Madison County GOP Chairman Sam Givhan told the outlet he's "obviously suspicious" of the story. Oh yeah. There's also that one guy who said everything was cool because of the Virgin Mary or something.

The election will be held on December 12. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter.

And Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler seized headlines when he said there is "just nothing immoral or illegal" about the described encounter, comparing the assault to Biblical marriages.

The Alabama Republican governor intends to vote for Moore but won't endorse him.

The most damaging allegation against Moore, who first came to national prominence after he was removed from the position of chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2001 for refusing to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments commissioned by him from the Alabama Judicial Building, comes from Leigh Corfman.

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