Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Roy Moore “should step aside” from his bid for a US Senate seat following allegations that he had relationships with several teenage girls when he was in his 30s.
Last week, McConnell, who did not support Moore in the GOP primary, said the Alabama Republican should abandon his bid “if” the allegations were true.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday said Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for Senate in Alabama, should step aside from the race amid allegations that he initiated romantic and sexual relationships with teenage girls when he was in his 30s.
Last week, McConnell said that Moore, whom he did not support against Sen. Luther Strange in the GOP primary in September, “should step aside” from his Senate bid if the allegations were true. But on Monday, McConnell dropped the qualifier, calling on Moore to leave the race and saying he believes the women’s allegations.
“I believe the women,” McConnell said during a Monday press conference.
McConnell told reporters that he and Republican leadership are exploring whether a write-in candidate could be successful in the run-off election in December.
Moore’s campaign has been in turmoil since The Washington Post published …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics