Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
World | By Melba Underwood

GOP increasingly wants Alabama candidate Roy Moore to quit Senate race

GOP increasingly wants Alabama candidate Roy Moore to quit Senate race

Mike Lee in withdrawing support for Moore amid allegations of decades-old sexual advances on girls.

"I said very early in this process that the conduct as described should disqualify anyone from serving in public office and I'll stand by that", White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told ABC's "This Week".

"There's no Senate seat more important than the notion of child pedophilia ... but having said that, he has not been proven guilty".

The Washington Post reported last week that a 53-year-old woman accused Moore of initiating sexual contact with her when she was 14 and he was 32.

'In the next few days there will be revelations about the motivation and the content of this article, ' Moore said during a Birmingham campaign rally on Saturday. "I have not been guilty of sexual misconduct with anyone".

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Newsweek has reached out to Moore's campaign for comment on Jones's claims.

Teresa Jones, who worked with Moore as a deputy district attorney for Etowah County, Ala., from 1982 until 1985, said that it was "common knowledge" the controversial politician allegedly preferred younger women. "I think it would be best if Roy would just step aside".

The election is December 12.

Alabama holds a special election on December 12 to fill the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Moore won the September 26 primary election by about 9 percentage points over odd, who was backed by President Donald Trump. The Pennsylvania senator says Moore's primary opponent, Luther Strange, should be considered as a write-in candidate to run against him. They included the head of the House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Texas Sen.

"I will never give up the fight", Moore tweeted Thursday.

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