Politics Roy Moore says he's being 'harassed' by the media

07:21  15 november  2017
07:21  15 november  2017 Source:   CNN

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Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says he ’ s being hounded by the news media over sexual allegations against him, while briefly addressing the controversy Tuesday night. “Why do you think they’re giving me this trouble? Why do you think I’m being harassed by media and by people

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says he ' s being hounded by the news media over sexual allegations against him, while briefly addressing the controversy Tuesday night. "Why do you think they're giving me this trouble? Why do you think I'm being harassed by media and by people

VESTAVIA HILLS, AL - NOVEMBER 11: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore speaks during a mid-Alabama Republican Club's Veterans Day event on November 11, 2017 in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. This week Moore's campaign was brought under scrutiny, after being accused of sexual misconduct with underage girls when he was in his 30's. (Photo by Wes Frazer/Getty Images) © Wes Frazer/Getty Images VESTAVIA HILLS, AL - NOVEMBER 11: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore speaks during a mid-Alabama Republican Club's Veterans Day event on November 11, 2017 in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. This week Moore's campaign was brought under scrutiny, after being accused of sexual misconduct with underage girls when he was in his 30's. (Photo by Wes Frazer/Getty Images)

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says he's being hounded by the news media over sexual allegations against him, while briefly addressing the controversy Tuesday night.

"Why do you think they're giving me this trouble? Why do you think I'm being harassed by media and by people pushing allegations in the last 28 days of the election? ... After 40-something years of fighting this battle, I'm now facing allegations and that's all the press wants to talk about," Moore said while speaking at a church conference in Jackson, Alabama.

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Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says he ' s being hounded by the news media over sexual allegations against him, while briefly addressing the controversy Tuesday night.

Well, she says she’ s being overpowered. His hands are around her neck. Isn’t that right? Now, every mainstream media article about Moore now BREAK TRANSCRIPT. RUSH: “Senate GOP Campaign Chair Says Roy Moore Should Be Expelled If He Wins.” This is Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado.

Moore, an evangelical Christian who was twice ousted as Alabama's chief justice, suggested he's being attacked for his hardline views on faith in public life as part of an ongoing "spiritual battle."

"But I want to talk about the issues," he added. "I want to talk about where this country's going, and if we don't come back to God, we're not going anywhere."

Multiple women have said that Moore pursued relationships with them when they were teenagers while he was in his 30s. One woman said she was 14 years old when Moore initiated sexual contact with her. And on Monday, a separate Alabama woman alleged Moore sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager, and described her experience at a news conference, represented by attorney Gloria Allred.

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Thanks to Trump, these techniques are spreading with a patina of legitimacy, Oliver said , pointing to Sean Hannity' s pivoting from the allegations against Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore to Bill Clinton' s alleged sexual misconduct.

Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says there is a "spiritual battle" going on in American politics as he faces mounting pressure from national Republicans to drop out of the Why do you think I'm being harassed in the media and people pushing for an allegation in the last 28 days of the election?"

Moore characterized those allegations as politically motivated, and quipped during his Tuesday night speech that he's the "only one that can unite Democrats and Republicans, because I seem to be opposed by both."

Republicans have continued to voice concern over Moore's campaign bid amid the allegations, and as of Tuesday night, the Republican National Committee had withdrawn from a joint fundraising agreement with Moore, according to a Federal Election Commission filing.

Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Moore should step aside.

"I believe the women, yes," McConnell said.

Moore, who has repeatedly denied the allegations, has also threatened to sue The Washington Post over the report that broke the news last week.

"The Washington Post published another attack on my character and reputation because they are desperate to stop my political campaign. These attacks said I was with a minor child and are false and untrue -- and for which they will be sued," Moore said Sunday night during a campaign speech in Huntsville, Alabama.

Moore is running for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' old Senate seat, currently occupied by Sen. Luther Strange, R-Alabama.

CNN's Sasha Zients contributed to this report.

Poll: Large majority believes Moore should drop out .
Americans believe by a nearly three-to-one margin that Alabama Republican Roy Moore should drop out of the race for the state's Senate seat, according to a new poll released Tuesday. Sixty-three percent of Americans say that Moore should step aside amid mounting allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls, according to the Quinnipiac University poll. Only 23 percent surveyed believe he should stay in the race."Roy Moore has to go, say American voters," said Tim Mallow, assistant director of the Quinnipiac survey. "But the only voters who matter are in Alabama.

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