The NRSC did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), who now serves as USA attorney general. Moore's run was promoted by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, whose support put him at odds with Trump. "Like most Americans the president believes we can not allow a mere allegation, in this case one from many years ago, to destroy a person's life.
Alabama Republican Roy Moore is vehemently denying a Washington Post report alleging decades-old sexual misconduct with minors.
Mr. Moore denied the allegations in an email to supporters on Thursday.
The question this poll can not really answer is the level of detail about the allegations against Moore that voters absorbed the day they were released - presumably not a lot of Alabamians read the Washington Post - and whether the sheer creepiness of Moore's reported conduct came through.
Roy Moore has been through two campaigns for governor and two for chief justice.
Under ancient norms and apparently under first century Roman and Jewish law, she said, it was apparently common for girls 12 and older to be betrothed, though practice varied by region, social class and more.
Earlier this week, he reportedly said "transgenders don't have rights".
"Humphrey Bogart started dating Lauren Bacall when she was a teenager", said state Auditor Jim Ziegler, referring to the then-19-year-old actress.
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Three other women have told similar stories. "This garbage is the very definition of fake news".
Moore himself has issued a fundraising appeal asking for emergency donations in a "spiritual battle".
Stewart came to the floor and told McConnell and odd that a statement was being sent to reporters.
In the fundraising plea, Moore says "the Obama-Clinton Machine's liberal media lapdogs just launched the most vicious and nasty round of attacks against me I've EVER faced". He told potential donors that he is counting on the help of "God-fearing conservatives like you to stand with me at this critical moment".
Zeigler said that even if the allegations against Moore are true, it's "much ado about nothing".
"I will hold judgment until we know the facts", Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey said Thursday evening.
The statement also notes that Moore has been married to the same woman for 33 years and has four children and five grandchildren. You hope they're not true and you have to wait and see.
Bennett says the party and candidate can revoke the Republican's nomination, but his name would appear regardless, because a key deadline has already passed.
A spokesman for the state Democratic Party said Rep. Renato Mariotti, a candidate for IL attorney general, tweeted: "Sean Hannity tries to excuse the sexual assault of a 14-year old girl by Roy Moore by saying it was 'consensual.' Does he have no shame at all?" Alabama voters who routinely cast votes for Republicans would presumably take a second look at the ballot, remember that the GOP has withdrawn its endorsement of Moore, and write in unusual instead. As senators headed in for an afternoon vote on a Transportation Department nominee, reporters swarmed Republicans in a bid to get their reaction. The general election will be December 12. The Senate's GOP leader said if the report is shown to be true, Moore must step aside.
Zeigler, who was elected in 2014 and has not said whether he is seeking a second term, has endorsed Moore and defended Moore on the allegation by a woman in the Post story that Moore dated her and had a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 and Moore was 32.