'I Believe the Women' Senate majorly leader McConnell Says Moore Should step down from Race
By: Erin Johnson, Xiro Xone News November 13, 2017 Updated: 3:05 PM
In the aftermath of GOP candidate Roy Moore's allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl and pursued romantic relationships with other teenage girls decades ago.
Senate majorly leader Mitch McConnell has said "I believe the women," hours before another woman accused Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was 16.
Senator McConnell also said that Moore should step down from his Alabama race. When the story broke last Thursday, McConnell said Moore should step down if the allegations were true.
When asked McConnell, said a write-in effort by another candidate was a possibility.
"That's an option we're looking at ... whether or not there is someone who can mount a write-in campaign successfully," McConnell said. Asked specifically about current Sen. Luther Strange, the loser to Moore in a party primary, he said, "We'll see."
But Moore pushed back in response to McConnell, on Twitter saying that the majority leader should be the one to step down.
"The person who should step aside is @SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell. He has failed conservatives and must be replaced. #DrainTheSwamp," Moore tweeted..
Women's rights attorney Gloria Allred held a press conference Monday, with a new accuser, Beverly Young Nelson who said Moore tried to force himself on her in his car after having offered a ride home.
"I thought he was going to rape me," she said. She also said that Moore told her "'You're just a child, and I'm the district attorney. If you tell anyone about this, no one will ever believe you.'"
"I want Mr. Moore to know that he no longer has any power over me and I no longer live in fear of him," Nelson said.
Moore has since called the new allegation a "witch hunt" against him.