A chorus of Republicans has called on Senate candidate Moore to withdraw from a special election in Alabama if allegations prove true that the former judge initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl nearly four decades ago.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.)Ryan urged Roy Moore to end his campaign as Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Alabama. “If he cares about the values and people he claims to care about, then he should step aside,” Ryan said.Melina Mara/The Washington Post
The former prosecutor and judge said in a radio interview with Sean Hannity that he did not recall such encounters and said such behavior would be inappropriate. Two Republican senators withdrew their support for Moore after the interview.