Mitt Romney blasts Roy Moore as 'unfit for office'


Four women have come forward to accuse Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore of making sexual advances on them when they were just teenagers and Moore was in his 30s.

"As far as we know, there's only one relationship that's been alleged that's problematic", Pollak said, referring to Moore's alleged sexual contact with a 14-year-old.

Moore has denied the allegations against him, and his campaign on Thursday said the Post's report, which cited 30 sources, was "garbage", and "the very definition of fake news and intentional defamation".

Tommy Battle, the mayor of Huntsville, Ala., who's seeking the GOP nomination for next year's governor's race, said, "If the allegations are true, then he does not need to be the Republican candidate for Senate".

The NRSC's removal from the account is the most concrete step taken to date to create distance between the national Republican Party and the Moore campaign.

"When I asked what does he believe the motivation is with these women coming forward, making the accusations they have, again, Jerry Moore says it's money and the Democratic Party, implying that they are doing this because they're being paid in some way, and it is for the goal of derailing or interrupting this campaign", Savidge said.

Moore denied the allegations in a statement. John McCain, an Arizona Republican and former presidential candidate, said the same Thursday. Gardner chairs the Republican senatorial campaign committee.

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.

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Moore's name will appear on the ballot no matter what, along with that of Democrat Doug Jones, a former U.S. Attorney, who had been given little chance of winning the seat.

"If you're gonna step aside when you get a allegation you might as well not run because when you run you're gonna get an allegation", Moore declared.

A month before Alabama's special election, Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore abruptly faced lurid allegations Thursday of sexual misconduct with minors decades ago - and an immediate backlash from party leaders who demanded he get out of the race if the accusations prove true.

The race included personal appearances from President Trump, in support of odd, and former White House strategist Stephen Bannon, backing Moore. Moore is already known as a volatile politician, and Senate Majority Mitch McConnell expressly favored his primary opponent, Luther Strange.

In response to the allegations, Becky Ashley said: "I don't believe them at all".

"Take the Bible. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter".

Leigh Corfman told the Post she was 14 when Moore first approached her and took her to his home twice, the second time touching her over her bra and panties and having her touch him over his underwear.

"There is nothing to see here", Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler said in an interview with the Washington Examiner. If that happens, McConnell and other Republicans would face the challenge of figuring out which candidate would run in Moore's place - and how to win an election in which it is too late to replace the former judge's name on the December 12 ballot. Corfman never filed a police report or a civil suit, the Post said.