Jeff: I don’t doubt Roy accusers
ATTORNEY GENERAL Jeff Sessions on Tuesday said he has “no reason to doubt” the women who accused Senate candidate Roy Moore of pursuing sexual and romantic relationships with them when they were teenagers.
Sessions’ comment during a House Judiciary Committee hearing comes amid a growing chorus of Republicans calling on Moore to end his run for office.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — who’s called for Moore to step aside — suggested Sessions, who formerly held the Senate seat sought by Moore, would make an excellent write-in candidate for the job.
House Speaker Paul Ryan joined in on the pile-on, and suggested that Moore “should step aside,” while the Republican National Committee cut its fund-raising ties with the firebrand former judge.
Multiple women have come forward to say Moore pursued relationships with them or sexually assaulted them when he was in his 30s and they were teens. Moore’s denied the charges.
The special election to fill the seat is scheduled for Dec. 12.
The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Chinese President Xi Jinping was stumped by reporters shouting questions about Moore during an appearance with President Trump in Beijing.
When the pair ducked backstage, Xi summoned his interpreter.
“Who is Roy Moore?” Xi asked Trump.