Isaac Boltansky, an analyst at research firm Compass Point, noted that the polling Alabama was already relatively close between Moore and his Democratic competitor, Doug Jones, and the recent allegations could throw the race into flux. "They became parents of Jesus", Alabama state Auditor Jim Ziegler told The Washington Examiner.
"If you're gonna step aside when you get a allegation you might as well not run because when you run you're gonna get an allegation", Moore declared.
Moore, who has made his moral and religious beliefs the heart of his pitch to voters, prevailed over several Republican opponents in a closely contested primary that saw Trump, Senator McConnell and most Senate Republicans support the incumbent who had been appointed to Sessions' seat, Luther Strange. "Also take Joseph and Mary".
A Washington Post report alleged that Roy Moore initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32, as well as other cases of sexual misconduct.
The Bible does not state the ages of Joseph and Mary, agrees Margaret M. Mitchell, a professor of early Christian literature and the New Testament at the University of Chicago Divinity School.
In response to the allegations, Becky Ashley said: "I don't believe them at all".
When asked by Hannity if he had any recollection of dating teenage girls when he was in his mid-thirties, Moore said "it would out of my customary behavior", but stopped short of denying that he did. The Washington Post reported they found his attention becoming at the time but troubling as they got older.
The race included personal appearances from President Trump, in support of odd, and former White House strategist Stephen Bannon, backing Moore. On the one hand, four women have gone on the record alleging Moore tried to pursue them sexually when the were between the ages of 14 and 18, with the youngest alleging he touched her breasts and genitals over her underwear and attempted to place her hand on his erect penis.
In Washington at least, few Republicans came to Moore's defense in the hours after the report was published.
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Kevin Spacey Removed from All the Money in the World
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US Aircraft Carriers to Hold Drills off S.Korean Coast
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