Republican senatorial candidate, Roy Moore, is a favorite to fill the seat left vacant by Jeff Sessions. At least he was, before an explosive new story from the Washington Post. Moore is accused of sexually assaulting some underage girls, more than 30 years ago.
The Judge handily defeated his GOP establishment opponent, Luther Strange, last month. Both men were vying to fill the seat vacated by Sessions appointment as Trump’s Attorney General. But, new allegations may bring his political aspirations to an abrupt and ugly end.
According to WaPo, Leigh Corfman, now 53, met Moore when he offered to watch her during her mother’s child custody hearing. At the time, he served as an assistant district attorney. Corfman alleges that he asked for her phone number and said they met several times.
The first time, Corfman says the two engaged in a kiss. However, the second-time things got a little more heated. She said Moore removed his clothes, took off her shirt and pants, and touched her over her bra and underpants. She also says she touched him through his underwear.
“I wasn’t ready for that-I had never put my hand on a man’s penis, much less an erect one,” said Corfman. A Trump voter, she asserts she never made a public accusation for several reasons. She also stated she had considered confronting Moore previously, and vomited after seeing a story about him on Good Morning America.
Also, the newspaper found three more women who posit they had similar encounters with Moore around the same time. Wendy Miller, Debbie Gibson, and Gloria Deason allege he asked them out repeatedly and gave them wine on their dates. They were 16, 17 and 18, respectively.
Moore and McConnell Respond
In a statement on the report, the 70-year-old candidate and his campaign denied the accusations. “These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign,” Moore said.
“This garbage is the very definition of fake news.”
Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, and other top Republicans reacted alarmingly to the news. “If these allegations are true, he must step aside,” said McConnell. Alaska Senator, Lisa Murkowski, also called for Moore to step-down, referring to the allegations as “horrifying.”