Politics Two GOP senators withdraw Roy Moore endorsements after sexual misconduct allegations

04:20  11 november  2017
04:20  11 november  2017 Source:   The Hill

Paul Ryan says Roy Moore "should step aside"

  Paul Ryan says Roy Moore This comes as the House is expected to vote on the House GOP tax reform plan by the end of the week"He should step aside," the Wisconsin Republican said at a press conference with House GOP leaders when asked about Moore, who faces allegations of sexual assault and sexual misconduct involving women who were 14 years old and 16 years old at the time.

Two Republican senators have unendorsed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) following reported allegations of sexual misconduct against him. I am pulling my endorsement and support for Roy Moore for U.S. Senate .

Two Republican senators have unendorsed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) following reported allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Both announced they would no longer endorse Moore for Senate on Friday night.

Two GOP senators withdraw Roy Moore endorsements after sexual misconduct allegations © Provided by The Hill Two GOP senators withdraw Roy Moore endorsements after sexual misconduct allegations Two Republican senators have unendorsed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) following reported allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

GOP Sen. Mike Lee (Utah) and Steve Daines (Mont.) both announced they would no longer endorse Moore for Senate on Friday night.

"Having read the detailed description of the incidents, as well as the response from Judge Moore and his campaign, I can no longer endorse his candidacy for the US Senate," Lee said in a statement.

"I am pulling my endorsement and support for Roy Moore for U.S. Senate," Daines tweeted.

In a bombshell report in The Washington Post Thursday, Moore was accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl in 1979 when he was 32.

The newspaper also found three other women who said that Moore had approached them around a similar time, when they were between the ages of 16 and 18.

Moore has denied the allegations regarding the 14-year-old, saying they are "completely false."

In an interview on Sean Hannity's radio show Friday, Moore blasted the allegations, calling them "politically motivated."

Romney says he believes Roy Moore's accuser, calls on Senate candidate to step aside

  Romney says he believes Roy Moore's accuser, calls on Senate candidate to step aside <p>Mitt Romney, the former Republican presidential nominee and Massachusetts governor, weighed in on Friday on the sexual misconduct allegations facing Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore.</p>"Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections. I believe Leigh Corfman. Her account is too serious to ignore," Romney wrote on Twitter. "Moore is unfit for office and should step aside.

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Two Republican senators , Mike Lee of Utah and Steve Daines of Montana, are pulling their endorsement of Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore amid a sexual misconduct controversy allegedly involving teenage girls.

"I believe they are brought only to stop a very successful campaign, and that's what they are doing," Moore said.

Moore maintained he did not know the woman, Leigh Corfman, who said that as a 14-year-old in 1979, Moore forced her into at least two unwanted sexual encounters - one where he kissed her and one where he touched her and asked her to touch him.

When pressed by Hannity on whether he dated teenagers as an adult, Moore said "not generally, no."

"At that time in your life ... would it be unusual for you as a 32-year-old guy to have dated a woman as young as 17?" Hannity asked.

"Not generally, no. If I did, I'm not going to dispute anything but I don't remember anything like that," Moore replied.

Earlier Friday, Lee requested to be removed from Moore's fundraising pitches following the allegations. Both he and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who also endorsed Moore, said the Alabama Republican should withdraw from the race if the allegations were true.

-Updated 6:28 p.m.


Birmingham Young Republicans withdraw Moore support .
The Greater Birmingham Young Republicans voted Thursday to pull the group's endorsement and urged the state's Republican Party to do the same.&nbsp;The Greater Birmingham Young Republicans voted Thursday to pull the group's endorsement of Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, and urged the state's Republican Party to do the same.

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