Moore re­jects al­le­ga­tions

The Myanmar Times - - World -

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.

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