Roy Moore, who allegedly pursued teens, blames media

Roy Moore, who allegedly pursued teens, blames media

The Republican National Committee has severed its fundraising ties to Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

"I'm a pastor and I'm conservative, and so is Roy Moore, but I'm not dumb", he said.

Jones largely downplayed the allegations of misconduct against Moore during a brief press conference.

The House of Representatives' top Republican, Speaker Paul Ryan, said he believed Moore's accusers and that Moore should leave the race.

Rep. Jordan, however, has made no such statement. That's how he justifies supporting Roy Moore, accused of assaulting a 14-year-old girl among other five women who've accused the Republican Judge - as if Donald Trump were not already actually doing great harm to our country. But Sessions declined to say whether he thinks Moore should drop out of the race. Sessions, a former Alabama senator and still one of the GOP's most influential voices in the state, didn't rule out a Justice Department probe of the allegations, telling the House Judiciary Committee, "We will evaluate every case as to whether or not it should be investigated".

McConnell praised Sessions Tuesday as a possible contender who is "totally well-known and is extremely popular in Alabama", but he conceded Sessions might not choose to run.

Hawley said Moore should be able to "come forward with what he believes are the facts".

Moore said he mentioned the call to a couple of members of the church and quickly realized that it didn't add up.

Roy Moore, who allegedly pursued teens, blames media
Roy Moore, who allegedly pursued teens, blames media

Senate Republicans, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have been struggling to find a way to force Moore out.

Twice removed from his post as state Supreme Court chief Justice, Moore's candidacy in the December 12 special election confronts Republicans with two damaging potential outcomes. 51% of the undecided vote said they were undecided or that the allegations made no difference to their vote.

Jones appears briefly at the end saying he approved the ad. Moore has dismissed the accusations as false.

Al Moore told Riales that he is in no way related to Roy Moore, even though they share the same last name. And a second woman has accused the Alabaman of groping her when she was a teenager in the late 1970s.

Moore denied the newest allegations and said he doesn't know his accuser.

Marty Baron, executive editor of the The Washington Post, said that the caller's reporting methods bear "no relationship to reality".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., initially said Moore should exit if the allegations were true.