Heller calls for Moore to drop out of Alabama Senate race

Cheryl Sanders
November 15, 2017

"I'm a reporter for the Washington Post calling to find out if anyone at this address is a female between the ages of 54 to 57 years old, willing to make damaging remarks about candidate Roy Moore for a reward of between 5,000 and 7,000 dollars", the caller said in the voice mail. Two women by name have said Moore molested them in the 1970s when one was 14 and the other 16 and he was a local district attorney, and three others said he pursued romantic relationships with them around the same time.

Colbert seized on the latter story Tuesday.

McConnell said he had also spoken with Vice President Mike Pence and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly about Moore. The call comes days after The Post reported on allegations that 70-year-old Moore initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl almost four decades ago, sparking calls by some Republicans for him to abandon his campaign for the U.S. Senate in a special election to be held December 12.

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Watch the clip above for more. But Sessions declined to say whether he thinks Moore should drop out of the race.

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

At a forum Tuesday organized by The Wall Street Journal, McConnell said Trump is discussing what to do in the Alabama race "in great detail".

Asked whether his campaign was in touch with Moore's alleged victims, Jones said, "I'm exhausted of people blaming this campaign".

Senate Republicans, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have been struggling to find a way to force Moore out. The retired judge, who has denied the allegations, faces Democrat Doug Jones in a December 12 special election. 51% of the undecided vote said they were undecided or that the allegations made no difference to their vote.

Jones' commercial, coming days after the revelations about allegations of sexual misconduct against the Senate GOP candidate, highlights brief statements from several people.

Jones appears briefly at the end saying he approved the ad.

Roy Moore's support from his fellow Republicans is hemorrhaging. Moore has dismissed the accusations as false.

But in NY, a tearful Beverly Young Nelson detailed an attack she says occurred when she was 16 years old and he locked her in a auto.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in all-out warfare with Moore, said there'd be conversations about the anti-establishment firebrand after Trump returns Tuesday night from Asia.

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