Moore rejects allegations
Washington — Amid pressure from within the Republican Party to step aside, GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore on Sunday night called a newspaper report carrying allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl four decades ago “fake news” and said a lawsuit would be filed in response.
Moore’s condemnation of a Washington Post story during a campaign speech in Huntsville, Alabama, came hours after another fellow Republican, Sen Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, urged him to drop out of a special election for one of Alabama’s Senate seats. Toomey said Moore’s explanations had been inadequate and that Republicans should consider Sen Luther Strange as a write-in candidate to run against Moore. Strange lost the Republican primary to Moore.