It has been a tense Monday in the political world in the wake of the storm that blew through Washinton last week indicating that Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore had sexual encounters with minors when he was 32. Many lawmakers have called for Moore to drop out of the race, while others say he should step aside if the accusations turn out to be true. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.), however, says that “he believes the women” who have accused Moore and demanded that he step aside. But Moore has no plans to exit the race. In fact, he fired back at McConnell by calling for him to step aside, tweeting: “The person who should step aside is [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell. He has failed conservatives and must be replaced.”
— Judge Roy Moore (@MooreSenate) November 13, 2017
His tweet comes on the heels of McConnell asserting that Moore should withdraw from the race amid the allegations of sexual misconduct. After all, one of Moore’s accusers was 14-years-old at the time when Moore allegedly kissed and touched her sexually and he was 32. At first, McConnell suggested that Moore should only step aside if the accusation were true. But earlier this week, the top Republican said that he believes the women and Moore needs to step down.
Nonetheless, Moore has denied the accusations and now suing The Washington Post, which published the original report with the account of Moore’s accusers. Thus far, four women have come forward. Moore has told his supporters that he plans to remain in the race despite massive calls for him to drop out. The GOP is already looking at a possible write-in bid as an alternative.