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Roy Moore nearly certainly isn't going to be a senator

Roy Moore nearly certainly isn't going to be a senator

The most damning accusation in the article comes from Leigh Corfman, who told the Post that Moore sexually touched her in 1979 when she was 14 and he was 32.

The Post story quoted four women by name, including the woman who alleged the sexual contact at 14, and had two dozen other sources.

A local attorney and former colleague of U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama in the 1980s said it was "common knowledge" that he pursued high school girls. He has denied the allegations and has said he plans to remain in the race.

"No. But again, if, you know, Roy Moore had stolen a lawnmower when he was 21, that's bad, but that's not a reason, 50 years later, to all of a sudden, you know, throw him off the ballot or let Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell expects Paul to return to Senate next week Former Hill staff calls for mandatory harassment training Gaming the odds of any GOP tax bill getting signed into law MORE pick the next senator of Alabama", Moseley said. It said Moore is innocent and "has never had any sexual misconduct with anyone". "I think it would be best if Roy would just step aside".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called for Moore to exit the race Monday morning, declaring he believed Moore's accusers and talking about a possible write-in campaign.

Over the weekend, more Republicans distanced themselves from Moore.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee has pulled out of a joint fundraising agreement with Moore, and the list of prominent Republicans opposing Moore's candidacy has steadily grown.

"Certainly, the allegations are very, very strong. Because there are groups that don't want me in the United States Senate", he said, naming the Democratic Party and the Republican establishment and accusing them of working together. "If the allegations are true, there is no doubt he should step aside".

"President Trump is the leader of the Republican Party in America. We have to find a way to restore trust and confidence in our elected officials in our government, and this goes in the wrong direction". Asked if odd might be a candidate again, he said "We'll see".

Now people in Alabama have come to reporters at The Washington Post and have told multiple stories of Moore hitting on and in one case molesting teenage girls.

Walker was asked in the Sunday interview if Moore should bow out of the race in the light of the allegations. I was determined that I was not going to allow him to force me to have sex with him.

Toomey and Short appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press", Scott spoke on CBS' "Face the Nation", and Van Hollen was on "Fox News Sunday".