Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that Moore should step down as the Republican nominee in the Alabama Senate race if Thursday's reports of sexual harassment are true. Three other women told the newspaperMr.
"The allegations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying", Sen. His campaign called the allegations "completely false". While reporting a story in Alabama about supporters of Moore's Senate campaign, a Post reporter heard that Moore allegedly had sought relationships with teenage girls.
With Democratic election victories in statehouse races in Virginia and New Jersey on Tuesday, attention has focused on the competitive race in Alabama.
Moore beat Sen. Luther Strange, who was appointed to fill the seat after Sessions's departure, in a Republican primary in September, even though Trump supported Strange.
A growing number of Republicans have expressed concerns about Moore in the wake of today's story. President Donald Trump also supported unusual but immediately threw his support behind Moore following his victory.
That view was shared by Scott Reed, a political strategist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, who opposed Moore's nomination. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said in a statement also calling for Moore to "immediately step aside", without using the "if true" caveat.
The news struck the Capitol with a thunderbolt Thursday afternoon.
Moore, a former judge who is the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama, has denied the allegations.
Stewart came to the floor and told McConnell and unusual that a statement was being sent to reporters. His office also did not respond to several calls and emails.
Moore now promises to be an even bigger headache for the Republican Party.
Sorry to politicize a truly terrible action, but hey, if it gets Roy Moore-who, according to The Root's politics editor, Jason Johnson, is a Breitbart-approved, "virulently bigoted, white-supremacist-sympathizing, Jeff Sessions-patterned candidate"-so the better".
Other Republican senators weighing in included Jeff Flake of Arizona, David Perdue of Georgia, John Thune of South Dakota, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Cory Gardner of Colorado, Richard Shelby of Alabama and Patrick Toomey of Pennsylvania. Sen.
Some Alabama officials dismissed the allegations.
But Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler came to Moore's defense.
Moore will remain on the ballot no matter what happens over the next few weeks.
Under Alabama state law, the ballot can not be changed within 76 days of an election.
The Senate Leadership Fund Political Action Committee - which is aligned with McConnell - spent millions to back odd in the primary. Moore denied that request, and eventually issued a temporary ruling that gave Borden's estranged husband full custody, ordering Borden to pay $126 a week in child support. However, Alabama law prohibits the replacement of a candidate up to 76 days before the election, meaning Moore's name will likely be on the ballot when Alabamians vote next month. "There is no place in our party for sexual predators".