The Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney on Sunday defended President Trump's silence on the sexual misconduct accusations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, while a national conversation has bubbled up over the prevalence of sexual harassment in politics.
Moore is running against Democrat Doug Jones in the special election on December 12. A second GOP lawmaker suggested there was "a strong possibility" that a write-in candidate - "a proven conservative" - could win, though no name was mentioned and Moore has rejected the idea of quitting. Roy Moore has been in public service for decades, and the accusations did not arise until a month before the election.
Ivey says she has no reason to disbelieve women who have come forward to make allegations of wrongdoing by Moore.
"I think that's probably the most common sense way to look at it. I don't know who to believe", Mulvaney replied.
On "Meet The Press", Comstock said she believes the women who have levied accusations against Moore, and she claimed she was the first female member of Congress to call on Moore to step aside.
Moore still enjoys the support of conservative evangelical leaders, but he has ignored mounting calls from Washington Republicans concerned that if he stays in the race he may not only lose a seat they were sure to win but also may do significant damage to the party's brand among women nationwide as they prepare for a hard midterm election season. He has run multiple times.
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Moore has been dogged by allegations that he sexually assaulted two women decades ago when they were teenagers. Luther Strange in the election, but endorsed Moore after he won the primary.
After Moore's victory, Trump made clear he would back the anti-establishment candidate enthusiastically promoted by former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon. Five others said Moore pursued romantic relationships with them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18.
Kayla Moore spoke out in defense of her husband on Friday.
"I hope that the voters of Alabama choose not to elect him", said Sen.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) (left) and Sen. "And I hope that he does not end up being in the United States Senate".
GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore's wife is standing by her embattled man, and she has gathered other Alabama women to his cause - but not everyone is sticking with him. The Alabama Republican Party has also thrown its support behind Moore. Such an ethics complaint could lead to a Senate vote on expelling him.