Transcript for How will Alabama voters respond to Roy Moore allegations?
It's been a year since the 2016 election and a year since Republicans were rejoicing at winning majority that put them in control of both congress and the white house. Fast forward to this week. The GOP suffering blows in Tuesday's elections. Losing ground to the Democrats in what's being seen as a referendum on president trump. And making the Republican push to pass tax reform and demonstrating their ability to governor more important than ever. But the GOP now has an even greater battle ahead. On Thursday, those troubling allegations emerged in the Washington post against Alabama Republican senate candidate Roy Moore. Accused of sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl. Decades ago. The allegations graphic in their detail. Accuser Lee cortland told the post, Moore took off her shirt and pants and removed her clothes. He such her over her bra and underpants and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear. Three other women coming forward, saying Moore pursued them when they were between 16 and 18 years old. Moore was in his 30s. But the candidate also known to some as the ten command Ms judge has fired back with a strong denial. Not only calling the accusations false, but painting this as a smear campaign. Blaming the media, the Democrats, the Republican establishment. And the women who accused him. Isn't it strange that after 40 years, of constant investigation, people have waited to four weeks prior to the general election to bring their complaints? It's not a coincidence. It's an intentional act to stop a campaign. These accusations coming at a watershed moment as more and more individuals come forward to share their stories of sexual harassment or abuse. Implicated Harvey Weinstein. Louis C.K. And Kevin space circumstances among others. Now the question for Republicans in Washington, Alabama, and all across America, how will they respond? Unless the election is delayed, Roy Moore will be on the ballot next month. Will Republicans choose to support a candidate accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with a minor? Will they denounce him and risk losing a key senate seat? If he wins, will they count him among their ranks? It's a defining choice. 42 Republican senators have responded to the allegations. Most of them saying, if, if the allegations are true, he should step aside. And the white house has echoed that same line as the president traveled overseas this week. But trump is promising further comments after he returns to the U.S. So, will we see a more decisive response from the president in
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