Prez and Mitch to hud­dle over Moore fi­asco

New York Post - - NEWS - Mark Moore, Bob Fred­er­icks

Se­nate Ma­jor­ity Leader Mitch McCon­nell said Tues­day he will work with the White House to de­cide what to do with Repub­li­can Re pub Se­nate can­di­date date Roy Moore fol­low­ing al­le­ga­tions she sex­u­ally ha­rassed five women in Alabama when they were teenagers. “There’s no ques­tion that there’s a deep con­cern here,” said McCon­nell (R-Ky.). “He’s ob­vi­ously not fit to be in the United States Se­nate.” McCon­nell said Trump called him from Viet­nam over the week­end to talk about Moore and he also dis­cussed the sit­u­a­tion with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Vice Pres­i­dent Mike Pence.

“We’ve looked at all the op­tions,” said McCon­nell, who has called on Moore to drop out of the race. “This close to the elec­tion it’s a very com­pli­cated mat­ter.”

He said he ex­pects fur­ther talks on Moore af­ter Trump re­turns late Tues­day from a 12day trip to Asia.

Re­spond­ing on Twit­ter, Moore said McCon­nell’s “days as Ma­jor­ity Leader are com­ing to an end very soon. The fight has just be­gun.”

Ear­lier, At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions and House Speaker Paul Ryan called the women’s al­le­ga­tions cred­i­ble.

Ses­sions stopped short of say­ing Moore should step aside. But Ryan urged him to drop out of the Dec. 12 elec­tion to fill the seat va­cated by Ses­sions af­ter he was ap­pointed at­tor­ney gen­eral.

“He should step aside. Num­ber 1, these al­le­ga­tions are cred­i­ble. Num­ber 2, if he cares about the val­ues and peo­ple he claims to care about, then he should step aside,” Ryan (R-Wis.) said.

The Wash­ing­ton Post re­vealed last week that four women ac­cused Moore of sex­ual mis­con­duct in the late 1970s when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

An­other woman emerged Mon­day, claim­ing that Moore sex­u­ally as­saulted her in a car when she was 16 in 1977.

Moore has de­nied the al­le­ga­tions, de­nounc­ing all of the re­ports as “fake news.”

Rep. Paul Ryan (right) has joined calls for Roy Moore (left) to quit the Alabama Se­nate race. MOORE HEAT:


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