Prez and Mitch to huddle over Moore fiasco
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: