White House responds to allegations against Roy Moore

White House responds to allegations against Roy Moore

White House responds to allegations against Roy Moore

That same day, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, "If these allegations are true, he must step aside". "They became parents of Jesus", he told the Washington Examiner.

Politicians were quick to condemn Moore's act and there were calls for him to withdraw from the race if the allegations proved to be true.

But many lawmakers and public officials in Alabama are singing a different tune Thursday, offering outlandish responses to the bombshell report.

An elected U.S. politician has cited Jesus' parents to defend a colleague accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. The newspaper spoke with 30 sources.

Moore, a former judge and the Republican nominee for a vacant Senate seat in Alabama, has denied explosive allegations from four women that he pursued them when they were 18 or younger while he was in his 30s.

Following Moore's win in September, Trump downplayed his support for unusual and threw his support behind Moore's run against Democratic candidate Doug Jones. "She's not saying that anything happened other than they kissed". The legal age of consent in Alabama is 16 years of age, and sexual contact between someone who is 19 years of age or older and a person who is 12 to 16 years of age is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article's headline said Moore preyed on "underage girls". In a short campaign statement, Jones said, "Moore need to answer these serious charges".

"I believe it is very opportunistic and they are just looking for their chance to get on some liberal talk show".

"I'm sorry, the Democrats replaced Robert Torricelli when he was running for Senate not because they found out anything new about him. but because his poll numbers were down", said Coulter.

Merrill added that people "make things up all the time" and that he thinks it's possible Thursday's story about Moore was made up, too.

Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler called the claims in The Post report "much ado about nothing", even if they are true.

Mobile County GOP Chair John Skipper called it a Democratic "ploy".

Breitbart did recount the most serious allegation - that Moore befriended a 14-year-old girl while her mother was at a custody hearing, then drove her to his house on two separate occasions, the second time removing her shirt and trousers and moving her hand over his underwear - but also published a strong denial from Moore and cast doubt on the accuracy the Post's motives and reporting.

"It does not really surprise me".

"It was 40 years ago", Hall told Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale. "These allegations that surfaced today - to my knowledge, they're all bunk".

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