Scott Walker on Roy Moore allegations: 'I don't know if it's true'

Tuesday, 14 Nov, 2017

He noted that the accusation detailed in a recent Washington Post report, in which a woman claimed Moore made sexual advances on her in 1979 when she was 14 and he was 32, would count as a misdemeanor in Alabama at the time. "I think he did cocaine". Most other Republicans have said only that Moore should drop out of the U.S. Senate race in Alabama, where he is the GOP nominee, if the allegations are true.

"I believe the women", McConnell, R-Ky., said Monday in response to a question at an appearance in Louisville, Kentucky. "I believe the women, yes", he said.

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.

"If Roy Moore committed a sin, that's a sin and that's not good, but we're not talking about an actual crime here under-that's prosecutable in 2017", he said. Moore has denied any wrongdoing and has not indicated he plans to drop out of the December 12 special election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions' former Senate seat. "We've said this before and we'll say it again: Judge Moore is an innocent man and has never had any sexual misconduct with anyone". Losing the special election to a Democrat would imperil Republicans' already slim 52-48 majority in the Senate, which is hoping to pass a tax overhaul later this year.

The reporter's comments come after the Washington Post report published last week led members of the Republican Party to distance themselves from the Senate candidate. But Bannon is trying to muddy the waters and dupe voters into believing that even Chuck Todd suspects Moore is the victim of a conspiracy.

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Aside from McConnell, other Republicans, including Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and two former Republican presidential candidates, Mitt Romney and Senator John McCain of Arizona, have called for Moore to end his candidacy or revoked their past endorsements.

McConnell said a write-in effort by another candidate was a possibility. "It was a Scott Walker, a Scott P. Walker, I'm Scott Kevin Walker", Walker said.

"The person who should step aside is SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell". And not for the party, but for the American people.

McConnell told reporters in his home state of Kentucky that party officials were considering whether a Republican write-in candidate could be found to challenge Moore in the December 12 special election.

Mindful of the stakes, Democrats on Sunday appeared largely content to let Republicans debate whether Moore should be their standard bearer in the race. "Everyone we knew thought it was weird".