Senate Republican leader calls on Alabama candidate Moore to 'step aside'

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Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, said Monday that Roy S. Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, "should step aside" and that he believes the women who have accused Mr. Moore of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers.

Beverly Young Nelson said Moore groped her and tried to force her to perform oral sex when she was 16 and she worked at a restaurant that Moore frequented. The newspaper's story, included an on-the-record account from Corfman, now in her 50s, and from the three other women who said Moore pursued them as well.

In a statement, Nelson said that Moore attacked her in his vehicle after offering her a ride home.

The only allegation that actually merits a response from Moore is the one from Leigh Corfman, who claims she was just 14 when Moore dated her. "These allegations are disgusting and I believe them against him".

"A reporter said to me: 'What do you think of these online reports that say you had a love child in college?' Well, it wasn't true". One woman said she was 14 years old when Moore initiated sexual contact with her.

On CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday, I explained how Sinclair used its Alabama station, WBMA, last week to try and attack the credibility of a Washington Post report on Moore. "I was frightened by his position, by his power", Nelson said. I tried fighting him off while yelling at him to stop.

Another woman has come forward to accuse Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct.

A new accuser said today that as a teenager in the 1970s she was sexually assaulted by Roy Moore in a locked auto, further rocking the Alabama Republican's race for an open Senate seat.

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She continued: "He finally allowed me to open the auto door and I either fell out or he pushed me out".

Other national Republicans also have backed away from Moore.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on Roy Moore to step aside from the race Monday, but it doesn't appear as if he will. Roy Moore is using the Republican leader's words in a campaign fundraising email, according to BuzzFeed News. In September, Moore defeated Luther Strange, the Republican senator who had been appointed to fill Sessions' seat, in a Republican primary.

A Democratic win in Alabama would be a blow to Trump's agenda and shift the political outlook for next year's midterm elections, giving Democrats a shot at gaining the three seats they need to recapture control of the U.S. Senate.

In the past few months, President Trump has had a tumultuous relationship with Sessions, due in no small part to his frustration with the attorney general's recusal from the investigations into Russia's 2016 election interference.

"To a sweeter, more lovely girl I could not say 'Merry Christmas, '" he had written in the book.

But Moore has remained defiant.

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