On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called for GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore to “step aside.”
During a tax reform press conference in Louisville, Ky., when McConnell was asked if he believed the allegations were true, he replied, “I believe the women.”
He also added, “I think he should step aside.”
Last week, there was a report by the Washington Post about how Moore had sexual encounters with a 14-year-old when he was 32. There were also three other females who say that Moore tried to date them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18.
Since this report, there have been a number of Republicans who have withdrawn their endorsement of Moore and are calling for Moore to drop out of the race.
But even if Moore were to withdraw, Moore’s name would still be on the ballot because the deadline to remove his name has passed.
McConnell added that the GOP is looking into a write-in bid but he would not go into detail on who the candidate would be.
McConnell stated, “That’s an option we’re looking at, whether or not there is someone who could mount a write-in successfully.”
When he was asked if Senator Luther Strange (R-Ala.), Moore’s opponent in the GOP primary, would be the write-in, McConnell simply stated, “We’ll see.”
Moore has vehemently denied these allegations and has threatened to sue the Washington Post for their report.
On Sunday during a campaign speech in Alabama, Moore stated, “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.”
Here are some reactions to McConnell’s interview:
Glad to hear @SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell say he believes Roy Moore's accusers.
…now I'd like to hear what he plans to do about it — and why he did nothing when 16+ women accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. https://t.co/MKFXlmYnqe
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) November 13, 2017
Mitch McConnell said that Roy Moore should "step aside" in his race in Alabama, because McConnell only has the energy to be complicit with one sexual predator at a time.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) November 13, 2017
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“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he believes the allegations against Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore and that Moore should leave the race.
"I believe the women, yes," McConnell told reporters in Kentucky”.
Pigs are going to start flying!
— Brasilmagic (@Brasilmagic) November 13, 2017
Wow!! Mitch McConnell you coming out against Roy Moore gets you a notch in my book
That puts you at notch one
— S𝖎𝖑𝖊𝖓𝖈𝖊 D𝖔𝖌𝖔𝖔𝖉 (@realBigBalls) November 13, 2017
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