Keep Moore out of the Senate: GOP
Sex assault allegations
Washington Republicans tightened pressure Tuesday on Alabama’s GOP to keep a defiant Roy Moore from being elected to the Senate next month, with many voicing hope that President Donald Trump could use his clout to resolve a problem that Republicans say leaves them with no easy options.
With Alabama Republicans reluctant to block Moore and enrage his legions of loyal conservative supporters, national GOP leaders were turning to Trump as their best chance of somehow turning the tide. Two women by name have said Moore molested them in the 1970s when one was 14 and the other 16 and he was a local district attorney, and three others said he pursued romantic relationships with them around the same time.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell, in all-out warfare with Moore, said there’d be conversations about the anti-establishment firebrand after Trump returns from Asia. He said he’d already spoken to the president, Vice-president
Mike Pence and White House chief of staff John Kelly.
“He’s obviously not fit to be in the U.S. Senate and we’ve looked at all the options to try to prevent that from happening,” said Mcconnell, who Monday said he believed Moore’s accusers.
Moore has denied abusing the women but has not ruled out dating teenagers at the time, when he was in his early 30s.
If Moore is elected, top Senate Republicans already are threatening to vote to expel him.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee holds up pictures on Capitol Hill yesterday of women, left, accusing Roy Moore, right.