McConnell says “I believe in women” after Moore denies the accusations
On November 13, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Called on Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to “step aside” after the women accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior. “I believe in women,” said McConnell. Moore denied the accusations. (The Washington Post)
By Sean Sullivan and Elise Viebeck November 13 at 3:55 p.m.
The head of the Republican campaign committee of the Senate said Monday that Roy Moore, nominee for the Senate of the Republican Senate for Alabama, “is not fit for military service” and that he should be expelled from the Senate if he wins the elections next month, after allegations that he started a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old when he was 32 years old.
The urgent repudiation of Senate Republican National Committee Chairman Cory Gardner (Republican for Colorado) came just hours after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican for Kentucky) said Moore should end his campaign in the Senate in Alabama.
In a written statement, Gardner said he believes that “the individuals spoke against” Moore. He added: “If he refuses to retire and wins, the Senate must vote to expel him.”
Speaking in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday morning, McConnell asked Moore to step aside. When a reporter asked him if he believed in the accusations, McConnell responded: “I believe in women, yes.”
Moore: “I have not been guilty of sexual misconduct with anyone”
Roy Moore, the Republican candidate in a special election in Alabama for a Senate seat, said Nov. 11 that he “has not been guilty of sexual misconduct with anyone.” The Washington Post reported on November 9 that a woman said that Moore had started a sexual encounter in 1979 when she was 14 and he was 32. (WBRC)
But Moore was defiant, showing no sign that he was preparing to retire. He wrote on social media that McConnell is the “one that should be put aside” and that he has “failed the conservatives.”
The Post reported Thursday that Leigh Corfman alleged that Moore initiated a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 and Moore was an assistant 32-year-old district attorney. Moore has denied the accusations and has promised to continue his campaign.
[The woman says that Roy Moore started a sexual encounter when she was 14 years old, he was 32 years old]