Published: Sat, November 11, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Senate Republicans are powerless to stop Roy Moore

Senate Republicans are powerless to stop Roy Moore

He referenced the Alabama controversy only briefly during an appearance Thursday night in New Hampshire.

The Washington Post story had more than 30 sources.

Bannon asks, "Now is that a coincidence?" That's what I mean when I say opposition party, right? Even in Alabama, it is immoral and illegal for a 32-year-old man to initiate sexual contact with a minor.

President Trump believes that if allegations about Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore are true, Moore will "do the right thing and step aside", White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday.

"Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections", Romney tweeted, before referencing the woman who had accused Moore of inappropriate sexual contact when she was 14. "Moore should not serve in the U.S. Senate". 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. His campaign has called the report fake news.

In fact, it's too bad they didn't come up many years ago and spared us Roy Moore's legal and political career. "Even the Washington Post report says that he never had sexual intercourse with any of the girls and never attempted sexual intercourse".

Brett Doster, an adviser to Moore, said the candidate would "absolutely not" drop out of the race, calling the charges "a fabricated November surprise". Besides, "some absentee ballots have already been sent to voters, which appears to make it impossible to install someone in place of Moore on the Republican Party line". Bennett says In such a scenario, even if Moore earned more votes than the Democrat, the state canvassing board would declare the Democrat the victor.

In Washington, Republican senators responded to the report with shock and dismay, telling reporters that if the claims were true, Moore should exit the race immediately. Luther Strange in Alabama's Republican primary earlier this year. Mr.

Several Republican legislators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen.

Republican lawyers and strategists in Washington were engaged in a furious search Thursday for creative ways around that restriction, seeking a loophole that would allow the party's leadership in the state to anoint a new candidate. Chairman Cory Gardner, who leads the Senate GOP campaign arm. By Friday morning, Moore's allies were defending him and throwing doubt on his accusers, framing the story as a typical clash between conservatives and an untrustworthy media.

Every day between now and December 12 - assuming Moore doesn't drop out - every Republican Senator will face questions about him.

The Senate Republican fundraising operation on Friday pulled out of a joint committee it had set up with Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's campaign, following allegations the former judge initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl almost four decades ago. "Moore is unfit for office and should step aside", he wrote. He is referring to claims the woman made of Moore kissing her and touching her while she was in her underwear in 1979 as a young teen.

"Most of them will not be shocked", he said, "and will rather be expecting these shenanigans being pulled by the Democrats as standard operating procedure".

Aside from Corfman, three other women interviewed by the Post in recent weeks said Moore pursued them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he was in his early 30s.

Moore continues to do well with Alabama's evangelicals, who seem as a voting bloc to be prepared to accept virtually anything of late, but he is being outperformed by Trump among every other group.

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