UPDATE: Roy Moore tweeted that he thinks McConnell should be the one to step aside, not him.
The person who should step aside is @SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell. He has failed conservatives and must be replaced. #DrainTheSwamp— Judge Roy Moore (@MooreSenate) November 13, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says that he believes the women who accuse Alabama Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore of sexual misconduct, and further, he believes that Moore should drop out of the race. McConnell made these comments on Monday in Kentucky.
BREAKING: Senate leader Mitch McConnell says he believes women who have accused Roy Moore of inappropriate sexual contact, says Moore "should step aside."— The Associated Press (@AP) November 13, 2017
McConnell told reporters that he's looking in to see if it would be possible to launch a successful write-in campaign. Possible candidates include Luther Strange, who Moore beat in the Senate primary election.
From the Louisville Courier Journal:
The Senate Majority Leader said he's looking at other Republican options for the seat, including Luther Strange, who lost the primary to Moore earlier this year.
"We're looking at whether or not there is not someone who can mount a write-in campaign successfully," McConnell said.
A Washington Post article published last week detailed allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore. A woman named Leigh Corfman said that she was 14 years old when Moore took her on several dates and forced her to put her hands on his crotch. Moore has since threatened to sue the Washington Post.
While many Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have said that they think Moore should drop out of the race if the allegations aginst him are true. McConnell is among the first to say outright that he believes Moore's accusers.
Alabama will vote for their new senator on December 12.
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