First Poll After Sexual-Misconduct Allegations Shows Moore, Jones Dead Even

Saul Bowman
November 11, 2017

Those senators are: Mike Enzi of Wyoming, Roger Wicker of Mississippi, Tom Cotton of Arizona, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Roy Blunt of Missouri, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, and Richard Shelby of Alabama.

But any write-in campaign would be an uphill battle and end up splitting the GOP vote, making it easier for Democrat Doug Jones to win in an upset.

He was removed as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court because of his efforts to block marriage equality in the state after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

Republicans are not supposed to worry about Alabama.

Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado, chairman of the senatorial committee, had said: "The allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore are deeply troubling". Luther Strange, R-Ala., who lost the GOP primary to Moore. "Also take Joseph and Mary".

"There is nothing to see here", Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler told the Washington Examiner.

Senate rules empower members to police their own ranks, and Republicans could refuse to seat Moore if elected, or eject him later.

The NRSC's removal from the account is the most concrete step taken to date to create distance between the national Republican Party and the Moore campaign.

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 addition to the seriousness of the allegations, experts and analysts say that it could cause some serious problems for the GOP's recent tax reform push.

Earlier this week, he reportedly said "transgenders don't have rights". "I assume everybody has made some kind of mistake in life, but I wouldn't think he needs to step aside unless they prove that he is guilty of some bad sexual conduct".

Asked to clarify if Blunt was canceling on the fundraiser, she repeated, "He won't be in AL".

Those familiar with recent polling of the Alabama race suggest it was always going to be close despite the state's strong Republican leanings - largely because of Moore's controversial past. On a second visit, he took off her shirt and trousers and removed his clothes except for his underwear before touching her over her bra and underpants, Corfman told the Post.

"I'm not buying it", Henry said. At one point he allegedly drove her to his home where he touched her over her underwear and guided her hand to touch him over his. "Whatever this is, just get it over". Renato Mariotti, a candidate for IL attorney general, tweeted: "Sean Hannity tries to excuse the sexual assault of a 14-year old girl by Roy Moore by saying it was 'consensual.' Does he have no shame at all?"

It's a bittersweet moment for some Republicans who thought Moore never should have been the party's nominee.

Texas Sen. John Cornyn said, "If it is true I don't think his candidacy is sustainable". It was 1979, and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney.

"That is all we can do, and I trust that the people of Alabama, who know my record after 40 years of public service, will vouch for my character and commitment to the rule of law". "I have never engaged in sexual misconduct", Moore said Friday. By Friday morning, Moore's allies were defending him and throwing doubt on his accusers, framing the story as a typical clash between conservatives and an untrustworthy media.

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