Politics The Latest: Moore uses sex claims to raise money

01:51  13 november  2017
01:51  13 november  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the debate over Roy Moore , Alabama's Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, who Alabama Republican Roy Moore is trying to raise money for his U.S. Senate race on allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl when he was in his early 30s.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the debate over Roy Moore , Alabama's Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, who Alabama Republican Roy Moore is trying to raise money for his U.S. Senate race on allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl when he was in his early 30s.

Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore waits to speak the Vestavia Hills Public library, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. According to a Thursday, Nov. 9 Washington Post story an Alabama woman said Moore made inappropriate advances and had sexual contact with her when she was 14. Moore is denying the allegations. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) © The Associated Press Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore waits to speak the Vestavia Hills Public library, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. According to a Thursday, Nov. 9 Washington Post story an Alabama woman said Moore made inappropriate advances and had sexual contact with her when she was 14. Moore is denying the allegations. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the debate over Roy Moore, Alabama's Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, who faces allegations that he initiated sexual contact with a 14-year old girl decades ago. (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

Alabama Republican Roy Moore is trying to raise money for his U.S. Senate race on allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl when he was in his early 30s.

Moore wrote in his fundraising pitch that "the vicious and sleazy attacks against me are growing more vicious by the minute." He told supporters that he's counting on them to stand with him by "chipping in a donation,"

Moore will face Democrat Doug Jones in a special election on Dec. 12

The Washington Post reported last week that the 70-year-old Moore had relationships with teenage girls, including a 14-year-old, while he was in his early 30s. Moore has vehemently denied the allegations in the Post story.

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1:25 p.m.

Republican Sen. Pat Toomey says Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore should drop out of the race following allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago.

Speaking on NBC, Toomey says because the "accusations have more credibility than the denial, I think it would be best if Roy would just step aside." The Pennsylvania senator says Moore's primary opponent, Luther Strange, should be considered as a write-in candidate to run against him.

The Washington Post reported last week that the 70-year-old Moore had relationships with teenage girls while he was in his early 30s. Moore has vehemently denied the allegations.

Toomey didn't rule out the possibility that Senate Republicans might work to unseat Moore if he wins the special election against Democrat Doug Jones on Dec. 12.

‘SNL': Kate McKinnon’s Jeff Sessions Tells Roy Moore He’s ‘Too Alabama’ in Cold Open (Video) .
McKinnon's Sessions and Vice President Mike Pence, played by Beck Bennett, try to convince Roy Moore to drop out of the Alabama Senate race because of the scandal about Moore dating underage girls."Roy, I don't have to tell you that the Senate hangs in the balance," Bennett's Pence said. "We are trying to pass a tax reform plan this year to bring Mr. Trump's list of big legislative accomplishments to one. We can't lose your seat this December.""I know you are Bannon's guy, but this latest news about you is concerning," Pence continued. "Voters in Alabama will never elect someone who has had relations with a minor.

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