President Donald Trump believes Senate candidate Roy Moore should step aside if allegations he had inappropriate contact with a 14-year-old girl are true, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
"Like most Americans the president believes we can not allow a mere allegation, in this case one from many years ago, to destroy a person's life", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters aboard Air Force One before Trump arrived in Vietnam to attend an Asia-Pacific summit.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was one of the first GOPers to speak out following the accusations, saying: "If these allegations are true, he must step aside".
Moore, a controversial former state Supreme Court chief justice, is running against Democrat Doug Jones, a former us attorney, in a December 12 special election for the seat ex-senator Jeff Sessions gave up to become President Trump's attorney general.
The president is now on a 13-day tour of Asia.
The candidate for Alabama's upcoming special Senate elections allegedly pursued Leigh Corfman when she was 14 years old and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney.
"If you saw the way they came after him like the way they're coming after Judge Moore today, they didn't debate policy or politics, this was the politics of personal destruction", Bannon said, adding that the intention was to "attack and destroy" Trump.
"The allegations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying", Sen. "If these allegations are found to be true, Roy Moore must drop out of the Alabama special Senate election".
After being fired from his position in the White House, Bannon backed Moore in the primary race against Sen.
Moore's opponent, Strange, was backed by McConnell and the Republican establishment during the campaign.
"The primary was not close", Democratic strategist and Alabama native Richard Allen-Smith told Newsweek.
Moore, a former judge who is the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama, has denied the allegations. Moore denied that request, and eventually issued a temporary ruling that gave Borden's estranged husband full custody, ordering Borden to pay $126 a week in child support.
Hannity began his comments by citing conspiracy theories about the GOP wanting to discredit Moore.
Corfman is one of four women interviewed by the Post who allege that Moore tried to initiate relationships when them when they were teenagers. "Is that a coincidence? I'll stay out here with her, '" says Corfman's mother, Nancy Wells, 71. It's purely part of the apparatus of the opposition party.
An email floated hours after the Post's article said, the campaign was in "a spiritual battle" against "the forces of evil" and characterized the Post's reporting as an attack: "The Obama-Clinton Machine's liberal media lapdogs just launched the most vicious and nasty round of attacks against me I've EVER faced". I don't like it.