Roy Moore, the Republican nominee who polls show ahead in next month's Senate special election in Alabama, is facing calls for him to step aside after The Washington Post reported Thursday that he initiated sexual contact with a 14-year-old-girl when he was 32 and also sexually harassed three other women aged between 16 and 18.
Moore became a national figure in 2003 when he was removed as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court for refusing to follow a federal court order to take down a Ten Commandments monument from a judicial building.
Throughout the campaign, Bannon said, the Washington establishment and the media has been targeting Moore the way it targeted Trump.
"If these allegations are true, he must step aside", said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, establishing a line that was repeated by an array of his Senate Republican colleagues.
"Judge Moore's wife, Kayla, informed me today they used the word "defamation" in their statement for a reason - they intend to pursue legal action against the Washington Post", Deace tweeted.
After Corfman's allegations, three other women also accused Moore of dating them when they were underage.
At the heart of the story is Leigh Corfman, who says she was just 14 years old when Moore introduced himself to she and her mother outside of a local courtroom in Alabama, the state Moore is now vying to represent. Considered an anti-establishment conservative, Moore will face Democrat Doug Jones in a special Senate election December 12 to replace Jeff Sessions, who is now U.S. attorney general.
Fox News host Sean Hannity dismissed allegations against GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore Thursday after several woman told The Washington Post that Moore had initiated sexual relations with them while they were in their teens.
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According to the Post, other Republicans calling out Moore include "David Perdue of Georgia, John Thune of South Dakota, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Cory Gardner of Colorado, Richard C. Shelby of Alabama, and Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania".
Moore supported the Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, a bill that gave Alabama police the right to arrest anyone they suspected of not being an American citizen until that person could "prove" his or her citizenship. John McCain of Arizona, Sen. The election is slated to take place on December 12.
Moore now promises to be an even bigger headache for the Republican Party.
Under Alabama state law, the ballot can not be changed within 76 days of an election.
Unusual didn't respond to questions from reporters Thursday. Moore has given no indication of withdrawing from the race, but if he did and still drew the most votes, a second special election would have to be called.
The Senate Leadership Fund Political Action Committee - which is aligned with McConnell - spent millions to back unusual in the primary.
Even worse is the defense of Moore being made by Alabama Republicans. "There is no place in our party for sexual predators".
"The Vice President found the allegations in the story disturbing and believes, if true, this would disqualify anyone from serving in office", Farah said.