Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore stands firm in the face of multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault, telling supporters at a rally on Thursday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying "to steal the election" from him. Moore says he will not step aside and calls on McConnell to step down instead.
Al Franken admits guilt after photographic evidence of his abuse surfaces.— Judge Roy Moore (@MooreSenate) November 16, 2017
Mitch: "Let's investigate."
In Alabama, ZERO evidence, allegations 100% rejected.
Mitch: "Moore must quit immediately or be expelled."
ROY MOORE: One thing I would like to see happen in our country is unity. I said I wanted to see unity. I never dreamed that I would succeed even before I got elected, but I have unified the Democrats and the Republicans in fighting against me, because they don't want me there.
As you know, The Washington Post has brought scurrilous, false, charges --not charges, allegations-- which I have emphatically denied time and time again. They are not only untrue, but they have no evidence to support them. Two of the speakers up here had words I caught. One said unsubstantiated, and another said unproven. Another said they were fake.
All of that is true.
The Washington Post is certainly not evidence.
What I want to do in this campaign is very simple: Get back to the issues which some are avoiding addressing...
This is an effort by Mitch McConnell and his cronies to steal this election from the people of Alabama, and they will not stand for it.
They overcame $30 million and voted me in the primary, and now they are trying a different tactic...
I'm gonna tell you who needs to step down -- that is Mitch McConnell.