Published: Sun, November 12, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

White House Responds To Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Roy Moore

White House Responds To Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Roy Moore

A banner week for Democrats just got better, now that a Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama has been accused of pursuing a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl when he was in his 30s, and national Republican leadership is asking him to drop out of a special election to replace Jeff Sessions.

President Trump believes Mr Moore should drop out of the race if the claims are true but feels "a mere allegation" should not be allowed to "destroy a person's life", the White House said last night.

Moore contends that the allegations are false, and part of a smear campaign, but more than one woman has come forth to allege the same.

The Post relied on more than thirty sources to report on the allegations, but in a statement, Moore's team referred to the report as a "yet another baseless attack". Moore though did receive the support for former White House strategist Steve Bannon.

It detailed how Gloria Thacker Deason was 18 in 1979 when she and 32-year-old Moore began going on dates where they hugged and kissed, she told the Post. However, Moore, who won the Republican primary in September and is headed to compete in the state's special election December 12, pushed back strongly against the report.

Moore became a national figure in 2003 when he was removed as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court for refusing to follow a federal court order to take down a Ten Commandments monument from a judicial building. However, Moore has promised that he will "never give up".

According to the Post, Leigh Corfman, now 53, said when she was 14 Moore took her into his house in the woods near Gadsden, Alabama, removed her shirt and trousers, and fondled her over her bra and underpants.

The story, published by The Washington Post on Thursday, details several women's accounts of allegedly being sexually pursued by Moore when they were teenagers.

He has publicly railed against Republican leaders, including McConnell, who endorsed unusual in the Republican primary.

Ziegler didn't waste much time and used the religion card to defend Moore's atrocious behavior, but he probably forgot that in Christian theology, Mary became pregnant with Jesus Christ without having intercourse with her husband Joseph.

He was later re-elected and then suspended in 2016 for ordering the state's probate judges to not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples even after the state same-sex marriage ban had been overturned. Doster said the campaign had not yet heard from McConnell or any Senate leaders.

"However, the president also believes that if these allegations are true, Judge Moore will do the right thing and step aside", she said. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, say that he needs to hit the road.

"If these allegations are true, there is no place for Roy Moore in the United States Senate", Shelby said in a statement.

In an email to his supporters, Moore's campaign called the Post story "fake news" and said the allegations "would have been made public long before now" if they were true.

"If they said she was a Hillary supporter, then she'd be more dismissed by the local voters here in the state of Alabama".

At the urging of McConnell and others, Trump endorsed Moore's opponent, which reportedly frustrated the president after the election upset. John McCain, however, did not equivocate.

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