Politics McConnell on if Moore should be in Senate: The people of Alabama will decide

21:15  03 december  2017
21:15  03 december  2017 Source:   thehill.com

GOP committees, Moore remain at odds as Alabama election nears

  GOP committees, Moore remain at odds as Alabama election nears Despite President Trump's recent support of Roy Moore, the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee say they are standing behind their decision to cut ties to Alabama Senate candidate. The two GOP committees have pulled their support from Moore, and recently told The Associated Press they won’t be reconsidering.  Nine women have accused Moore of sexual misconduct and pursuing romantic relationships with teenage girls – one as young as 14 – when he was a district attorney in his 30s.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Sunday that the people of Alabama will decide whether GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore is elected.

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks from the Senate chamber to his office December 1, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Asked by @GStephanopoulos if he believes Roy Moore should be in the Senate , @SenateMajLdr says, “I’m going to let the people of Alabama

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Sunday that the people of Alabama will decide whether GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore is elected.

During an interview on ABC's "This Week," McConnell was asked whether he thinks Moore should be in the Senate.

"I'm going to let the people of Alabama make the call," McConnell said.

He was pressed on whether he is prepared to take action if Moore is elected.

"The Ethics Committee will have to consider the matters that have been litigated in the campaign should that particular candidate win," he said.

Report: Trump Considers Boosting Roy Moore From Afar

  Report: Trump Considers Boosting Roy Moore From Afar While President Donald Trump has been careful to not explicitly endorse Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore, the White House is weighing its options to help the embattled candidate get elected, according to a new report. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that Trump is “not planning any trip to Alabama at this time,” but the White House is mulling whether to unleash a series of robo-calls, emails and text messages, three people familiar with the conversations told Politico.

Appearing on ABC News’ This Week with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, McConnell dropped his previous call for Moore to “step aside” as the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate —backing down into his new position which is that the people of Alabama should decide who wins.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday shifted his tone on allowing Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore to serve in the Senate if President Donald Trump has also said the decision should be left to the people of Alabama , and he has cast doubt on Moore 's accusers.

McConnell had previously called for Moore to step aside in the race for Alabama Senate after multiple women accused the former judge of sexual misconduct. Moore has denied the allegations.

McConnell said last month he believes the women who have accused Moore.

At the time, he joined a growing number of lawmakers who were calling for Moore to step aside in the race.

McConnell's apparent shift comes after President Trump last month appeared to throw his support behind Moore.

Trump in the past blasted Moore's Democratic opponent, saying Doug Jones would be a disaster. He also said Republicans "don't need a liberal person" in the upper chamber.

Republican lawmaker: GOP must dump Bannon .
Republican Rep. Peter King (N.Y.) is calling for the GOP to "dump" former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon following the special election loss of Roy Moore. "After Alabama disaster GOP must do right thing and DUMP Steve Bannon," King, who has voiced support for President Trump, tweeted early Wednesday morning.After Alabama disaster GOP must do right thing and DUMP Steve Bannon. His act is tired, inane and morally vacuous. If we are to Make America Great Again for all Americans, Bannon must go! And go NOW!!- Rep.

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