>> Roy Moore, the Alabama Republican candidate for an open US Senate seat, said he's considering suing the Washington Post. The newspaper on Friday reported the accounts of four women who claimed they were romantically pursued by Moore when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. The Post reporting one of the women was 14-years old.
Moore repeatedly denied the accusations, suggesting they were manufactured to undermine is political candidacy.>> This are attacks involved a minor and they're completely false and untrue. About something that happened nearly 40 years ago.>> Reiters has not independently verified the allegations. At a campaign event closed to the press on Sunday but streamed on Facebook, Moore told supporters he was considering suing the Washington Post.
The Associated Press reported Moore said he might sue the female accusers. On Sunday, Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania joined a host of other US Republican lawmakers to call on Moore to quit the race. Many have rescinded their endorsements. The National Republican Senatorial Committee pulled out of a joint fundraising committee with Moore.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Moore should step aside if the allegations are true. But many Conservative and right wing media outlets have rallied to Moore's defense. The far right website Breitbart, operated by former White House strategists Steve Bannon, on Sunday said it was dispatching to staff to investigate Moore's accusers.
RealClearPolitics average of polling, as of Saturday, had Moore leading by just 2% over his Democratic rival, Doug Jones. The election for the Alabama Senate seat is scheduled for December 12th.