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Senate Republicans Call For Moore To Drop Out If Sexual Conduct Allegations Are True

FAIRHOPE, AL - SEPTEMBER 25: Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, Roy Moore, speaks at a campaign rally on September 25, 2017 in Fairhope, Alabama. Moore is running in a primary runoff election against incumbent Luther Strange for the seat vacated when Jeff Sessions was appointed U.S. Attorney General by President Donald Trump. The runoff election is scheduled for September 26. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)FAIRHOPE, AL - SEPTEMBER 25: Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, Roy Moore, speaks at a campaign rally on September 25, 2017 in Fairhope, Alabama. Moore is running in a primary runoff election against incumbent Luther Strange for the seat vacated when Jeff Sessions was appointed U.S. Attorney General by President Donald Trump. The runoff election is scheduled for September 26. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — National Republican Committee Chairman Cory Gardner declared in a statement Thursday that if sexual conduct allegations against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore are true, Moore should drop out.

“If these allegations are found to be true, Roy Moore must drop out of the Alabama special Senate election,” Gardner said in a statement.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell echoed Gardner’s statement and others within the conference saying earlier, “If these allegations are true, he must step aside.”

Four women alleged Moore had inappropriate interactions with them when they were teenagers, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Leigh Corfman, one of the women, claims hat she and Moore had a sexual encounter when she was just 14 in 1979. Moore was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney at the time.

Moore denied the accusations, calling it “fake news.” His campaign also called the charges “completely false.”

“This garbage is the very definition of fake news and intentional defamation,” Moore campaign chairman Bill Armistead said in a statement.

Moore is running for the open Alabama Senate seat against Democrat Doug Jones, which was vacated by Jeff Sessions who now serves as Attorney General.

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Kerry Picket is a Washington D.C. based reporter at The Daily Caller and fill-in radio host at SiriusXM Patriot 125. Picket has worked has at other outlets including The Washington Times, where she began reporting on Capitol Hill. Before that, she produced news content for Robin Quivers of “The Howard Stern Show” on SiriusXM, wrote entertainment news for MTV Radio and worked as a production assistant at MTV.com.

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