Mitt Romney says Alabama's Roy Moore is 'unfit for office,' should resign

Mitt Romney says Alabama's Roy Moore is 'unfit for office,' should resign

"If these allegations are found to be true, Roy Moore must drop out of the Alabama special Senate election". A write-in campaign remains possible, Bennett added.

Moore was twice removed from his state Supreme Court position, once for disobeying a federal court order to remove a 5,200-pound granite Ten Commandments monument from the lobby of the state judicial building, and later for urging state probate judges to defy the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized gay marriage.

The woman who described the assault at the age of 14 told her story consistently and was corroborated by friends and records, the Post says.

Daniel Dale, a reporter for the Toronto Star, spoke with a number of Alabama Republican county chairs.

The Senate's campaign arm has severed ties with Alabama's Roy Moore, a day after a bombshell report alleged that he had groped, kissed and pursued teenage girls when he was in his 30s. Moore is already known as a volatile politician, and Senate Majority Mitch McConnell expressly favored his primary opponent, Luther Strange.

Theologians and pastors, among others, expressed revulsion that Mary and Joseph would be used to counter allegations of sexual misbehavior with a minor. "They became parents of Jesus", Alabama state Auditor Jim Ziegler told The Washington Examiner. The Senate seat is now held by Sen.

Paul Reynolds, Alabama's Republican National Committeeman, called it "a firestorm created to shipwreck a campaign in Alabama".

The Bible does not state the ages of Joseph and Mary, agrees Margaret M. Mitchell, a professor of early Christian literature and the New Testament at the University of Chicago Divinity School. The accounts by multiple women prompted Republican lawmakers to say he should end his candidacy for the December 12 special election if the allegations are true.

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"As I said on TV tonight, I apologize when I misspoke and was not totally clear earlier today", Hannity tweeted on Thursday night.

That's right. A man in a high-profile political race representing the supposed "family values" party, after being named in an eye-popping report alleging that when he was a 32-year-old man he tried to have a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl, not only did not drop out of the race or hide in shame, he doubled down.

Asked to clarify if Blunt was canceling on the fundraiser, she repeated, "He won't be in AL". On a second visit, he took off her shirt and trousers and removed his clothes except for his underwear before touching her over her bra and underpants, Corfman told the Post.

"I wanted it over with - I wanted out", she told the Post. She also claims he also took off his clothes and allegedly moved her hand so that she touched him over his underwear. "Whatever this is, just get it over".

Bennett says In such a scenario, even if Moore earned more votes than the Democrat, the state canvassing board would declare the Democrat the victor. Three other women who were in their teens also said Moore pursued them.

They're all true. I wouldn't couldn't make this stuff up. It was 1979, and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney.

If the Bible is not clear on the subject, the law is: Alabama's legal age of consent then and now is 16 and adults can not touch children sexually or entice them into a home for that goal. "I have never engaged in sexual misconduct", Moore said Friday.

But nationally, GOP leaders were less likely to defend Moore's actions and more likely to say the allegations were disturbing, without necessarily ruling on their veracity.

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