Politics Ryan: Roy Moore allegations 'disqualifying if true'

08:05  10 november  2017
08:05  10 november  2017 Source:   The Hill

Romney says he believes Roy Moore's accuser, calls on Senate candidate to step aside

  Romney says he believes Roy Moore's accuser, calls on Senate candidate to step aside <p>Mitt Romney, the former Republican presidential nominee and Massachusetts governor, weighed in on Friday on the sexual misconduct allegations facing Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore.</p>"Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections. I believe Leigh Corfman. Her account is too serious to ignore," Romney wrote on Twitter. "Moore is unfit for office and should step aside.

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) responded to allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) on Thursday, saying the allegations are “ disqualifying if true .”

Allegations the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Alabama, Roy Moore , made sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32 are " disqualifying if true ," U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Thursday. The Washington Post broke the explosive allegations Thursday.

Ryan: Roy Moore allegations 'disqualifying if true' © Provided by The Hill Ryan: Roy Moore allegations 'disqualifying if true' Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) responded to allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) on Thursday, saying the allegations are "disqualifying if true."

"These allegations are disqualifying if true. Anyone who would do this to a child has no place in public office, let alone the United States Senate," Ryan said in a statement.

In a bombshell report in The Washington Post on Thursday, Moore was accused of having inappropriate sexual conduct with a 14-year-old girl in 1979 when he was 32.

Leigh Corfman, now 53, said Moore asked for her phone number and the pair met later on two separate occasions. On the first, the two kissed. During the second, she said Moore removed his clothes, took off her shirt and pants, and touched her over her bra and underwear, according to the account in the Post. Corfman said the two did not have intercourse.

Roy Moore: ‘These allegations are completely false’

  Roy Moore: ‘These allegations are completely false’ Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore said Friday that the allegations regarding his sexual misconduct with 14-year-old girl in 1979 are "completely false.""These allegations are completely false and misleading," he told Sean Hannity on his radio show.

The allegations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying . Marco Rubio (R-FL) called the allegations "deeply disturbing and, if true , disqualifying ." By Ryan Saavedra.

News >. Frank Thorp V >. breaking: mcconnell on roy moore : "if these allegations are true , he must step aside." VP Mike Pence spokesperson on Roy Moore : "The Vice President found the allegations in the story disturbing and believes, if true , this would disqualify anyone from serving in office." https

The newspaper also found three other women who said that Moore had approached them around a similar time, when they were between the ages of 16 and 18.

Moore has denied the allegations, saying they are "completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign."

A number of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have condemned the actions detailed in the reports. Many Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have said Moore should step aside if the allegations are true.

Vice President Pence also echoed those comments in his own statement Thursday. His press secretary told reporters that Pence "found the allegations in the story disturbing and believes, if true, this would disqualify anyone from serving in office."

Moore has been the favorite to win in the December special election against Democratic candidate Doug Jones, but the shocking revelations could roil the race.

Moore beat out current Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) in the GOP primary in September. The seat previously belonged to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Paul Ryan says Roy Moore "should step aside" .
This comes as the House is expected to vote on the House GOP tax reform plan by the end of the week"He should step aside," the Wisconsin Republican said at a press conference with House GOP leaders when asked about Moore, who faces allegations of sexual assault and sexual misconduct involving women who were 14 years old and 16 years old at the time.

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