Utah's senators, Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee, joined a chorus of Republican senators on Thursday in calling for Moore to step aside if the allegations are true. But other Republican Senators, including John McCain and Jeff Flake, have struck a tone closer to that of Romney.
In fact, it's too bad they didn't come up many years ago and spared us Roy Moore's legal and political career.
What is it about using Jesus to defend Moore from this allegation?
"Our children and grandchildren's futures are on the line".
(CNN) As a native Southerner, I'd like to apologize to the rest of the country. Blunt canceled a scheduled appearance at a fundraiser for Moore Friday.
"The forces of evil will lie, cheat, steal - even inflict physical harm - if they believe it will silence and shut up Christian conservatives like you and me", Moore pronounced in an email to supporters asking for emergency donations.
The special election December 12 pits Moore against Democrat Doug Jones.
If the Bible is not clear on the subject, the law is: Alabama's legal age of consent then and now is 16 and adults can not touch children sexually or entice them into a home for that goal.
"If this is evangelicalism, I'm on the wrong team", the evangelical commentator Ed Stetzer wrote in Christianity Today. Despite a state law barring candidates from appearing twice on ballots in the same election cycle, Sen. Luther Strange, who was appointed to the position by former Gov. Robert Bentley.
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If, however, the state party tells election officials that it wants to withdraw its nominee, or if Moore himself chose to do so, election officials would not certify any votes cast for Moore.
Samuel Givhan, the senior vice chairman of the state party, described The Washington Post story as "allegations from somebody who has been silent for over 40 years" who was speaking out just weeks before an election. "McConnell has any say so in this".
The campaign released a statement on Thursday after The Washington Post reported the Alabama Republican candidate had sexual contact with one teenager and pursued three others almost four decades ago. It would achieve two goals - distancing themselves from Moore, and (theoretically, at least) opening up the potential for a successful write-in campaign for Luther Strange.
The Maryland Democratic Party challenged the state's only Republican in Congress on Friday to denounce Alabama GOP senate nominee Roy Moore. "There is no place in our party for sexual predators". "I don't know what he's going to do, but we'll see what develops".
None of the women sought out The Post.
The chief fundraising vehicle for Republican Senate campaigns on Friday severed its ties to Roy Moore, the party's nominee in Alabama's special election next month. All four women spoke on the record to the Post. The newspaper interviewed more than 20 people who knew Moore between 1977 and 1982 before publishing its findings.
The news struck the Capitol with a thunderbolt Thursday afternoon.
Republicans are attempting to push through their massive tax overhaul by the end of the year and have already advanced the House version of their bill out of committee. "I assume everybody has made some kind of mistake in life, but I wouldn't think he needs to step aside unless they prove that he is guilty of some bad sexual conduct". "And I believe the judge is telling the truth". The Senate's GOP leader said if the report is shown to be true, Moore must step aside.
Strange, seemingly unsure of what to do, was instructed to vote and leave the chamber as quickly as possible. Several reporters were waiting for him in the Ohio Clock Corridor. Moore's run was promoted by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, whose support put him at odds with Trump. Men like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey are ruined; a man like Moore can be elected to the U.S. Senate.