14 November, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is now calling on Roy Moore, the Republican running for Alabama's open Senate seat, to withdraw his candidacy, telling reporters in Louisville on Monday that he believes the women who have accused Moore of sexual misconduct.
Nelson contacted attorney Gloria Allred - known by San Diegans to have represented an accuser of former mayor Bob Filner - to represent her. Allred and Nelson also showed up to the press conference with a yearbook she says was signed by Moore.
When she fought back, he gave up and told her: "You're just a child and he said I'm the district attorney, if you tell anyone about this no one will ever believe you". The report was based on an interview with Leigh Corfman, who said she was 14 and Moore 32 when he initiated a sexual encounter.
Republicans orchestrating their response to the allegations is not improper and certainly not the same thing as colluding with Democrats and the media to publish a false report. But instead of stopping, he began squeezing my neck, attempting to force my head onto his crotch. I'm going to vote for Roy Moore to make a statement.' So, I don't interpret the 29 percent as condoning what Roy Moore did. At first, she didn't think anything of what she alleged was Moore's "flirtatious behavior". I tried fighting him off while yelling at him to stop. It said Moore is innocent and "has never had any sexual misconduct with anyone".
"The minute, within an hour, this came out, numerous McConnell allies came out and said, 'He's got to go.' Sounds like Mitch McConnell has decided it's worse if Roy Moore wins".More news: HBO star alleges Harvey Weinstein raped her
She then fell out of the vehicle and he drove away. McConnell was also asked whether he believed the allegations by Corfman and the three other women.
"Roy Moore's wife Kayla writes on Facebook the campaign is gathering evidence the Moore accusers were paid to come forward - which will part of their lawsuit", he wrote in a subsequent tweet. The Republican Senate campaign arm on Friday severed its fund-raising relationship with him for the special election to fill a seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when he became USA attorney general earlier this year.
"To a sweeter, more attractive girl I could not say 'Merry Christmas, '" he had written in the book.
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.
Even if Moore were to step aside, his name would likely remain on the ballot.