House speaker calls for Moore to quit
WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of Washington Republicans calling upon Roy Moore to drop out of his embattled race for the U.S. Senate in the wake of allegations by a second woman that the conservative Alabaman groped her when she was a teenager in the late 1970s.
“These allegations are credible,” Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters on Tuesday. “If he cares about the values and people he claims to care about then he should step aside.”
Moore is showing no sign of quitting.
“I can tell you without hesitation this is absolutely false,” Moore said.
A Federal Election Commission filing late Tuesday showed that the Republican National Committee severed its fundraising ties to Moore.
The tumult comes with Republicans holding a scant 52-48 Senate majority as the GOP rushes to push a massive tax cut through Congress by Christmas.