By William Saletan | Slate | 2 months 1 week ago | Politics
Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Alabama, swears he’s innocent. “The people of Alabama know me. They know my character. They know what I have stood for in the political world for over 40 years,” Moore declared Monday night, after a fifth woman came forward to accuse him of sexually targeting her while she was a teenager (saying Moore assaulted her when she was 16). “I can tell...
By Joe DePaolo | Mediaite | 2 months 1 week ago | Politics
It appears, for now, that Roy Moore is staying in the Alabama Senate race, despite increasingly loud calls from Republican lawmakers for him to step aside in the wake of multiple allegations that Moore pursued sexual relationships with teenage women while he was in his 30s. But according to one seasoned observer, it is not the take of those GOP lawmakers which spells doom for the Moore campaign....
By Jessica Taylor | NPR | 2 months 1 week ago | Politics
An attorney for the Moore campaign and the campaign chairman gave a press conference Wednesday and, within minutes after their remarks, local media in Alabama reported allegations by another accuser. (Image credit: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
By Esme Cribb | Talking Points Memo | 2 months 1 week ago | Politics
Two more women on Wednesday came forward with allegations about Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore’s past misconduct. One said Moore asked her out when she was 17 years old, and another said he groped her when she was 28 years old, bringing the total number of women with allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore to seven, according to AL.com. Kelly Harrison Thorp told AL.com that...
By firstname.lastname@example.org (Daniel Strauss) | POLITICO | 2 months 1 week ago | Politics
An attorney representing Roy Moore challenged the veracity of a woman who accused Moore of sexual assault in a press conference outside the Alabama Republican Party headquarters Wednesday evening. Beverly Young Nelson said Monday that Moore, the Republican nominee for Senate in Alabama, tried to sexually assault her when she was a young waitress in Gadsden, Ala., and presented reporters with photocopies...
By Kate Scanlon | The Blaze | 2 months 1 week ago | Politics
Republican candidate Roy Moore is trailing his Democratic rival Doug Jones by 12 points in Alabama’s Senate election, according to a poll conducted by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, after multiple women accused Moore of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers and he was in his early 30s. What are the allegations against Moore? In a Washington Post report last week, four women...
By | CNN | 2 months 1 week ago | Politics
It's been five days since the White House said President Donald Trump believes Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore should drop out if the allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against him are true.
By | HuffPost | 2 months 1 week ago | Politics
Polls paint varying pictures on whether GOP voters think he should exit Alabama's Senate race.
By Vann R. Newkirk II | The Atlantic | 2 months 1 week ago | Politics
Why can’t Alabamians be rid of Roy Moore? The abundance of allegations against the Republican nominee for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat are damning. There’s the November 9 allegation from Leigh Corfman in the Washington Post that Moore, the former Alabama Supreme Court judgel, sexually abused her when she was 14. There are allegations from several other women around Gadsden, Alabama that...
By | Reuters | 2 months 1 week ago | Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he wanted to work with the White House to explore ways to keep embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore from taking office if he wins a special election in Alabama.
By Alex Pappas | FOX News | 2 months 1 week ago | Politics
The Republican National Committee is pulling its field staffers out of the Alabama Senate race as embattled Republican nominee Roy Moore battles allegations he sought romantic relationships with teenage females as an adult, Fox News has learned.