National Republican Senatorial Committee ends joint fundraising agreement with Roy Moore campaign

11 November, 2017, 01:09 | Author: Malcolm Fuller
  • Roy Moore now says he doesn't remember if he pursued teen girls in his 30s

He faces Democrat Doug Jones in a special Senate election on December 12 to replace Jeff Sessions, who is now u.s. attorney general.

But any write-in campaign would be an uphill battle and end up splitting the GOP vote, making it easier for Democrat Doug Jones to win in an upset.

As NPR reported last night, Moore, who was removed as Alabama's chief justice twice for his refusal to comply with federal court decisions, shows no signs of being inclined to leave the race.

Henry, R-Hartselle, who represents a portion of Cullman County, said he suspects the timing of the stories told by five women about Moore's alleged sexual advancements 40 years ago, as told to The Washington Post, are politically motivated as the December 12 special election nears.

Republicans are not supposed to worry about Alabama.

The intensity of the reaction may partly reflect lingering bad feelings from the primary contest between unusual and Moore, held in late September. "Also take Joseph and Mary. They became parents of Jesus", Ziegler was quoted as saying by the Washington Examiner.

Senate rules empower members to police their own ranks, and Republicans could refuse to seat Moore if elected, or eject him later.

The Post said none of the women had donated to or worked for Moore's Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, or for his Republican primary rivals, and that Corfman said she had voted for Republicans in the past three presidential elections, including for Mr. Trump in 2016.

"Take the Bible. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter".

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"He seems like a good guy to me", said Pat Hurst, a resident of the town just off Interstate 20 some 75 miles east of Birmingham.

The Post reported Thursday that an Alabama woman said Moore, then a 32-year-old assistant district attorney, had sexual contact with her when she was 14.

Those familiar with recent polling of the Alabama race suggest it was always going to be close despite the state's strong Republican leanings - largely because of Moore's controversial past.

That's right. A man in a high-profile political race representing the supposed "family values" party, after being named in an eye-popping report alleging that when he was a 32-year-old man he tried to have a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl, not only did not drop out of the race or hide in shame, he doubled down.

On several occasions, Moore has made controversial statements and taken positions that have cost him his job. At one point he allegedly drove her to his home where he touched her over her underwear and guided her hand to touch him over his. "It's ludicrous. It makes me want to rip the church back from these people". "Please just get this over with".

Henry said he believes Moore's accusers have been stoked by the Democratic Party and may be paid money eventually for their actions.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called for Moore to "immediately step aside", without any of the qualifiers used by many of his colleagues.

Texas Sen. John Cornyn said, "If it is true I don't think his candidacy is sustainable". "If this was a habit, like you've read with Bill Cosby and millions of dollars paid to settle cases and years of witnesses, that would be one thing", Henry said. Alabama's age of consent was and is 16. Corfman never filed a police report or a civil suit, the Post said. And it's also possible that after some initial discomfort, an bad lot of Alabama Republicans will find their way clear to voting for Moore anyway, particularly if he and his defenders continue to hang tough.

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