Mitch McConnell Leads Establishment Republicans in Effort to Push Roy Moore Out of Alabama Race

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)andseveral other Republican senators said on Thursday that if allegations of misconduct are true, Alabama Senate Republican candidate Judge Roy Moore should drop out of the race.

The Washington Post released a story on Thursday alledging that Roy Moore initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32, as well as other cases of sexual misconduct.

In a written statement, Moore denied the allegations.

'These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign,' Mooresaid.

Axioshas compiled the calls for Moore to step aside.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, 'If these allegations are true, he must step aside.'

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)argued, 'If there is any shred of truth to the allegations against Roy Moore, he should step aside immediately.'

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said, 'If there is any truth at all to these horrific allegations, Roy Moore should immediately step aside as a Senate candidate.'

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