GOP congressman: If Roy Moore wins, Senate should expel him

GOP congressman: If Roy Moore wins, Senate should expel him

GOP congressman: If Roy Moore wins, Senate should expel him

Still, the news, first reported by The Daily Beast, marks a notable step by GOP establishment to distance itself from the party's embattled candidate for Senate in Alabama, who reportedly forced a woman into a sexual encounter when she was 14 and he was 32.

"These allegations are completely false and misleading but more than that it hurts me personally, you know- I'm a father", Moore said in an interview with Sean Hannity. In addition, Zeigler said that even if the allegation was true, it did not involve sexual intercourse.

Waid Harbison, Cullman County Republican Chairman, said he needed more specifics before jumping off the Moore bandwagon. Alabama voters who routinely cast votes for Republicans would presumably take a second look at the ballot, remember that the GOP has withdrawn its endorsement of Moore, and write in odd instead.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, "If these allegations are true, he must step aside".

Three other women accused Moore of inappropriate behavior while they were between the ages of 16-18, but Moore responded by fundraising off the accusations. I believe Leigh Corfman.

Not only do these allegations call in to questions Moore's fitness to serve in the Senate, but they could also complicate Republicans' massive tax reform push.

The NRSC's removal from the account is the most concrete step taken to date to create distance between the national Republican Party and the Moore campaign. Luther Strange, R-Ala., who lost in the primary to Moore, would be an eligible write-in candidate, said John Bennett, an official at the state secretary of state's office.

"The Bezos-Amazon-Washington Post that dropped that dime on Donald Trump, is the same Bezos-Amazon-Washington Post that dropped the dime [now] on Judge Roy Moore", Bannon said.

Henry said he believes Moore's accusers have been stoked by the Democratic Party and may be paid money eventually for their actions. "If there's even a shred of evidence to these accusations, Gov. Ivey and the Alabama Republican Party need to do everything in their power to remove Judge Moore from the ballot", said Steven Law, chief executive of the Senate Leadership Fund.

The victor of the December 12 election will fill the seat vacated by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill says Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore's name can not be removed from the ballot this close to the election.

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 phone calls and meetings, he drove her to his home some days later and kissed her, the Post quotes Corfman as saying.

In Washington at least, few Republicans came to Moore's defense in the hours after the report was published.

McConnell's inner circle spent late Thursday morning discussing the repercussions and how Republicans should move forward - and grousing that if odd, their preferred candidate in the primary, was still the nominee, they would not be answering questions about Moore's conduct. "They're blessed with a wonderful marriage and his wife Kayla is 14 years younger than Moore", he said.

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