Maryland Democrats call on Rep. Harris to denounce Roy Moore

Roy Moore Being Persecuted Like Jesus, Says Brother After Child Abuse Allegation

Roy Moore Being Persecuted Like Jesus, Says Brother After Child Abuse Allegation

"If these allegations are true, he must step aside", McConnell said in a formal statement on behalf of all Republican senators. But other Republican Senators, including John McCain and Jeff Flake, have struck a tone closer to that of Romney. "They're blessed with a wonderful marriage and his wife Kayla is 14 years younger than Moore", he said.

In the small eastern Alabama town of Heflin, a handful of people interviewed by the AP indicated they were indifferent to the allegations if not disbelieving of them. After the Post story broke, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Moore "must step aside" ahead of the December 12 special election "if these allegations are true". Moore also emailed a fundraising pitch off the revelations.

"Unless he can prove his innocence, the burden is now on him, within the next day or so I believe he has to step down", Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told MSNBC.

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., a member of the GOP leadership, will not appear at a fundraiser for Moore next Friday in Albertville, Alabama that he had been billed as attending, according to an invitation shared with NBC News.

Some politicians are casting doubt on the women's stories, while others are expressing dismay - and, in some cases, Republican officials are defending Moore's alleged actions as not problematic at all. "I just don't believe Roy Moore would do that". I believe this is Doug Jones, some of his doings, you know.

During the 2012 election, Republican Senate candidates in Missouri and in made inaccurate and controversial comments about rape that allowed Democrats to make inroads with women voters across the country.

The intensity of the reaction may partly reflect lingering bad feelings from the primary contest between odd and Moore, held in late September.

Bennett says In such a scenario, even if Moore earned more votes than the Democrat, the state canvassing board would declare the Democrat the victor.

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This just points to the moral decay we see in politics today.

Senate Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell has called on Moore to step aside in the Alabama Senate race if the allegations are true.

The former GOP presidential nominee blasted the firebrand candidate in a tweet on Friday, breaking from the more cadenced rebukes of most Republicans.

But Moore happens to be a Republican problem.

"When I asked what does he believe the motivation is with these women coming forward, making the accusations they have, again, Jerry Moore says it's money and the Democratic Party, implying that they are doing this because they're being paid in some way, and it is for the objective of derailing or interrupting this campaign", Savidge said. "There is no place in our party for sexual predators". Luther Strange in Alabama's Republican primary earlier this year. Mr.

These condemnations have all come in the aftermath of the Washington Post report detailing how Moore, decades ago, had sexually assaulted a 14 year old girl and propositioned three other female minors.

None of the women sought out The Post.

While the bombshell child molestation allegations made against Judge Roy Moore have commanded headlines since they broke Thursday, it's not yet clear what affect they might have on his candidacy for the Alabama Senate seat. The Post quoted four women on the record and had 30 sources in total. All were initially reluctant to speak publicly but chose to do so after multiple interviews, saying they thought it was important for people to know about their interactions with Moore.

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