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Mitch McConnell on Roy Moore Allegations: ‘I Believe the Women’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Monday that he believes the women who have come forward accusing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct, and that Moore should “step aside” from the race. McConnell said an “option” for Republicans could be to encourage a write-in campaign. “We’re looking at whether or not there’s someone who could mount a write-in campaign successfully,” he added. Moore has denied the allegations and recently threatened to sue The Washington Post for having written about the accusations involving underage girls who allege that Moore pursued them sexually when he was in his 30s. Some Republican senators have pulled their endorsements of Moore, while others have said he should step aside from the race if the allegations are true. The general election is on December 12, when Moore will face off against Democratic nominee Doug Jones.