Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado says, "The allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore are deeply troubling".
In September, Moore defeated Luther Strange in the Republican primary race for the open U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. While reporting a story in Alabama about supporters of Moore's Senate campaign, a Post reporter heard that Moore allegedly had sought relationships with teenage girls.
Moore is running in a December 12 special election against Democrat Doug Jones, a former federal prosecutor, to fill the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, who was appointed attorney general by President Donald Trump.
On a second visit, Moore is alleged to have removed his clothes, touched the teen over her bra and underwear, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear.
Corfman, who voted for Donald Trump, told the Post she had considered approaching Moore during his 2000 campaign for the Supreme Court but had decided against it because of her young two children and personal history, which included three divorces.
She said of Moore at the time: 'He was charming and smiley.' After both meetings, she says she asked Moore to take her home and he did. He struck up a conversation, Corfman and her mother say, and offered to watch the girl while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing. "Let me do some more research", he told the AP.
Moore denied the allegations to the Washington Post in a statement, suggesting that they would have come up previously if they were true: "These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign".
On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that politician and Alabama state judge Roy Moore allegedly initiated contact with several teenagers girls in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Luther Strange in a Republican primary.
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The other way Moore could abdicate the ballot is through some form of legal action, but, since the current situation is unprecedented in Alabama politics, no one knows how that would work.
To get there, Moore - with the support of former White House adviser Steve Bannon - beat incumbent U.S. Sen.
"The allegations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying", McCain said.
I may be entirely too cynical but I think, if Moore has the sand for it, he will follow this up with an explanation of how he had sinned, as all fallen humans do, but that Jesus has forgiven him and washed him in the blood of the Lamb, and now it's time for him to bring his redeemed hindquarters to godless Washington to show the heathen the path to glory that he's been blessed to follow.
"This garbage is the very definition of fake news and intentional defamation", his campaign added in the same statement.
Polls had already shown a close race between the Republican and Democrat Doug Jones, in part because Mr Moore, who rails against Muslims and homosexuals, has alienated many moderate conservatives in the state. They did not have sexual intercourse, the Post said.
Nancy Wells, Corfman's mother, told the Washington Post that Corfman told her about the encounter more than a decade later.