"Would you believe that the women who've come out against Roy Moore are credible?"
Moore is running against Democrat Doug Jones in the special election on December 12. Earlier on Thursday, the steering committee sent out a statement affirming its support of Moore, adding that Moore's fate should be decided by voters and not "the media or those from afar". The women discussed what it's been like for them as more and more men in power are being publicly condemned for accusations of sexual misconduct in the wake of the #MeToo movement. "And that's the right folks to make those decisions".
We are the first Alabama GOP group to revoke our endorsement and choose character before politics.
Barber and other speakers claimed Moore's campaign is fueled by a perversion of Christianity linked with white supremacy, and Moore is trying to take those forces to the Senate.
Moore has been dogged by allegations that he sexually assaulted two women decades ago when they were teenagers.
Moore still enjoys the support of conservative evangelical leaders, but he has ignored mounting calls from Washington Republicans concerned that if he stays in the race he may not only lose a seat they were sure to win but also may do significant damage to the party's brand among women nationwide as they prepare for a hard midterm election season. Five others said Moore pursued romantic relationships with them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18.More news: Israeli minister: we have secret ties with 'many' Arab states
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Moore himself called the allegations "unsubstantiated", "unproven" and "fake" but refused to answer questions from reporters about the allegations. "He was not my candidate for President, and part of the reason why were allegations about how he treated women".
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said "it is in the best interest of the country, as well as the state of Alabama, from my perspective, for Roy Moore to find something else to do".
On Friday, more than 50 Alabama pastors signed a public letter stating Moore isn't fit to serve in the U.S. Senate.
Moore's candidacy has left GOP officials in a bind, especially after GOP Gov. Kay Ivey said she will not postpone the election and will vote for Moore. He initially supported appointed Republican Sen.
McConnell has said Moore would nearly certainly face a formal ethics complaint in the Senate if he were elected.
"He has said that he thinks that the voters of Alabama should decide", Mulvaney told Andrea Mitchell on Sunday's "Meet The Press".