Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) on Sunday said the allegations against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore are more credible than Moore's denial that he ever pursued sexual relationships with teenagers.
Sen. Pat Toomey, Republican of Pennsylvania, suggested on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that there could be a write-in campaign for odd because it's too late to remove Moore's name from the ballot. Weekend Update also covered the allegations against Moore, with host Colin Jost joking that Moore "looks a guy who shows up at Westworld and says, 'Hey, can someone show me where the middle school is?' I think it would be best if Roy would just step aside".
On ABC's This Week, Martha Raddatz asked White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway if she had any doubt about the claims against Moore, Conway responded, "The president and others in the Republican Party have made clear that if the allegations are true, this man should step aside, but I've gone farther than that", adding that "everybody should know that conduct is disqualifying".
Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones, 63, a former US attorney, in a special election on December 12 to fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, now the USA attorney general.
Moore is backed by Steve Bannon, Trump's former White House chief strategist whose expressed goal is to blow up the GOP establishment. Losing the special election to a Democrat would imperil Republicans' already slim 52-48 majority in the Senate, which is hoping to pass a tax overhaul this year.
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In the immediate aftermath of the Post report Thursday, a wave of national Republican leaders called for Moore to drop out of the race if the allegations are true.
Hope Yen and Kevin Freking are Associated Press writers.