One of Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore’s most prominent allies attracted his support Friday evening in the wake of sex crime accusations against the onetime mood Supreme Court premier justice.
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, posted on Twitter that “having read the detailed description of the accident, as well as the response from Judge Moore and his campaign, I can no longer endorse his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.”
Having read the detailed description of the accident, as well as the response from Judge Moore and his safarus, I can no longer endorse his candidacy for the US Senate.— Mike Lee (@ SenMikeLee) November 10, 2017 blockquote > div >
The Washington Post reported Thursday that four females accused Moore of establishing sex linked with then in the late 1970 s and early 1980 s, when he was an deputy district attorney in his early 30 s. One of the women, Leigh Corfman, told the Post that Moore had sexual linked with her when she was just 14.
The age of consent in Alabama is 16.
Lee, who endorsed Moore after his primary runoff win over incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, had requested that Moore’s campaign no longer use Lee’s image after the Post report was published.
National Republican leaders, including President Donald Trump, have called for Moore to drop out of the Senate race if the allegations are shown to be true. Earlier Friday, the Senate GOP’s campaign arm formally dissolved its fundraising arrangements with Moore.
Moore has disavowed the allegations, saying in a statement gaining access to Fox News on Friday that the clause was “based on a lie supported by innuendo.”
“It seems that in the government arena, indicated that something is not true is simply not good enough. So let me be clear. I “ve never” required alcohol to children, and I have never engaged in sex impropriety, ” he said.
“As a father-god of a daughter and a grandfather of five working granddaughters, I condemn the actions of any man who engages in sex mismanagement not just against adolescents but against any woman, ” he computed.
Moore, who recommended “the Washington Post, and everyone involved, to tell the truth, ” also said that he trusts “that the people of Alabama, who know my enter after 40 years of community service, will vouch for my attribute and commitment to the rule of law.”
Still, multiple Republicans have called on Moore to step aside from the special election in December. And the National Republican Senatorial Committee reportedly severed its fundraising ties with Moore.
The White House
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said if the allegations are true, President Trump believes that “Moore will do the right thing and step aside.”
Mitch McConnell stated earlier in a statement released if the allegations about Roy Moore were true then Moore should step aside. But in front of cameras, McConnell did not respond to questions about Moore or if he’d subscribe Luther Strange as a write-in candidate. pic.twitter.com/ J3TErDOrxx— Jason Donner (@ jason_donner) November 9, 2017 blockquote > div >
“Like most Americans, the president believes we cannot allow a merely accusation, in this case one from several years ago, to destroy a person’s life, ” Sanders said. “However, the president too is therefore of the opinion that if these allegations are true, Judge Moore will do the right thing and step aside.”
Vice President Mike Pence, “found the allegations in the fib disturbing and speculates, if true-life, this would disqualify anyone from serving in agency, ” his press secretary, Alyssa Farah, told reporters.
Sen. Mitch McConnell
“If these allegations are true, it was necessary to step aside, ” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky ., said in a statement.
Sen. Cory Gardner
“The accusations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore are deeply troubling. If these allegations are found to be true, Roy Moore must drop out of the Alabama special Senate election, ” Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo ., the National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman, said in a statement.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski
GOP UT Sen Lee requests Roy Moore expedition to remove Lee idol from website. Lee’s office never authoirzed usage of the Lee pic— Chad Pergram (@ ChadPergram) November 10, 2017 blockquote > div >
“I’m scared and if it’s true-life, he should step down immediately, ” Murkowski told reporters.
She reportedly likewise urged Sen. Luther Strange, who was appointed to fill Jeff Sessions’ seat when he was sounded to become attorney general, to launch a write-in campaign. The deadline to make Moore off the ballot has passed.
Sen. Mike Rounds
“If they are true, then he should dangerously should be considered stepping aside, ” Sen. Mike Round, R-S.D ., said.
Sen. John Cornyn
“I find it deep distrusting and troubling. It’s up to the minister and the folks of Alabama to constitute that decision as far as what the next steps are, ” Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, said.
Sen. Tim Scott
“If they’re accurate, he perfectly should[ step aside ], ” Tim Scott, of South Carolina, said.
If there is any truth at all to these frightening accusations, Roy Moore should immediately step aside as a Senate candidate.— Sen. Susan Collins (@ SenatorCollins) November 9, 2017 blockquote > div >
Sen. Susan Collins
“If there is any truth at all to these grisly allegations, Roy Moore should immediately step aside as Senate candidate, ” said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.
Sen. Steve Daines
“These are very serious allegations and if true he should step down, ” said Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont.
The allegations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying. He should immediately step aside and allow the person or persons of Alabama to elect a candidate they can be proud of.— John McCain (@ SenJohnMcCain) November 9, 2017 blockquote > div >
Sen. John McCain
“The allegations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying. He should immediately step aside and allow the people of Alabama to elect a candidate they can be proud of, ” Arizona Sen. John McCain said.
AL Sen Richard Shelby( R) reply when asked if Roy Moore was fit to perform if allegations in WaPo story were true: “Well, I don’t know. It’s a ravaging annoying floor. If the revelations, if that’s genuine, I don’t believe there’d be anyplace for him in the U.S. Senate.”— Jason Donner (@ jason_donner) November 9, 2017 blockquote > div >
Sen. Richard Shelby
“It’s a devastating nasty tale, ” Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby told reporters. “If it’s genuine, I don’t believe there’d has become a target for him in the U.S. Senate.”
Sen. Jeff Flake
Like other Republicans, Flake called on Moore to “step aside” from such elections if the allegations are true.
Sen. Luther Strange
Alabama Sen. Luther Strange, who lost the special referendum primary to Roy Moore, called the allegations “disturbing.”
He has not yet said if he’ll reenter the hasten, but told the Associated Press that he is doing “research.” It is too late to take Moore off the ballot, but Strange has been encouraged to opening a write-in campaign.
Sen. Rob Portman
“I think if what we read is genuine, and beings are on the record so I acquire “its by”, then he should step aside, ” Ohio Sen. Rob Portman said.
Sen. Ben Sasse
Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb ., called the Washington Post’s floor “heartbreaking.”
The senator too agreed on Twitter with National Review editor Jonah Goldberg who said, “As the papa of a 14 time old girl, this’ What’s the big deal? ’ crap maddens me.”
Sen. Ted Cruz
“These are serious and perturbing accusations, ” Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who has ever endorsed Moore, said in a statement. “If they are true, Judge Moore should immediately rescind. However, we need to know the truth, and Judge Moore has the right to respond to these accusations.”
Rep. Paul Ryan
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis ., said in a statement that if the allegations are true, they are able to disqualify Moore from the special ballot in December.
“These accusations are disqualifying if genuine. Anyone who are able do this to a child has no residence in public place, let alone the United States Senate, ” Ryan said in a statement .
Rep. Peter King
“I would say unless he can prove his innocence, additional burdens is now on him within the next day or so, I believe he has to step down. He owes it to himself, he owes it to the district and and he owes it to the U.S. Senate, ” New York Rep. Peter King said on MSNBC
I’ve long opposed Roy Moore& his contentious attitudes. The actions described clear him unfit for office. The GOP is not able to support him. He should step aside.— John Kasich (@ JohnKasich) November 10, 2017 blockquote > div >
Gov. John Kasich
Ohio Gov. John Kasich said on Twitter that he’s “long opposed” Moore and called on him to step aside from the hasten as well.
“I’ve long resisted Roy Moore[ and] his contentious positions. The actions described do him unfit for position. The GOP must not subscribe him. He should step aside, ” Kasich said.
Innocent until proved guilty is for criminal convictions , not ballots. I trust Leigh Corfman. Her accounting is too serious to reject. Moore is unfit for part and should step aside.— Mitt Romney (@ MittRomney) November 10, 2017 blockquote > div >
Former Gov. Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential campaigner, thumped Moore on Twitter.
“Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions , not elections. I imagine Leigh Corfman, ” the onetime superintendent said. “Her account is very serous to ignore. Moore is unfit for position and should step aside.”Download the Mobile App for Android and OIS Download Mobile App
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