Politics 2017: Pressures on Senate Candidate Roy Moore to Exit Race due to Sexual Allegations

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters in Louisville, Kentucky., that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore should exit the race, after a Washington Post report that Moore pursued sexual relationships with teenagers when he was in his 30s.

Moore has refused to step aside, and has staked much of his far-right candidacy as a campaign against the Washington establishment, including McConnell.

“I believe the women,” McConnell said, according to Politico. He said Moore should “step aside,” after previously saying Moore should drop out of the race if the allegations proved to be true.

Moore is facing Democrat Doug Moore in a special election in Alabama on December 12.

The winner will fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when he became Attorney General.

Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) was appointed to fill the seat, but he lost in a primary to Moore.

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