2017 U.S. Senate Race

National Backlash Against Roy Moore Grows

National Backlash Against Roy Moore Grows

The backlash against Roy Moore in Washington grew Tuesday over allegations by women who say he made sexual advances on them when they were teenagers. The RNC pulled out of a joint fundraising agreement it had with Moore, saying it would put no more money into the Senate campaign. As more Republicans rescinded support for Moore in the Dec. 12 special election, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that if Moore is elected, he immediately will be the subject of a Senate Ethics Committee investigation.

Read the day’s reports on the Moore situation.
Amid Calls to Step Down, Moore Finds Refuge With Base (Associated Press)
National Republican Move Against Roy Moore Grows — But Key Alabama Republicans are Not Joining In (Washington Post)
RNC Cuts off Moore (Politico)
McConnell: Moore Will Face Senate Ethics Probe If He Wins Election (The Hill)
Roy Moore Says He’s Being ‘Harassed’ by the Media Over Allegations (CNN)
He Said He Was a Washington Post Reporter Offering a Reward for Dirt on Roy Moore. But It Wasn’t True. (Washington Post)
Roy Moore, Long Divisive in his Hometown, and Even More So Now (New York Times)
When Did Roy Moore Meet His Wife? (Al.com)
Ala. Senate Race on Track as Moore Scandal Grows (AP video)


Read BirminghamWatch’s coverage of the controversy

Another Woman Accuses Roy Moore of Attack, Senate Leader Calls for Vote to Expel, and Pastors Publish Letter of Support
Friends of Moore’s Accuser Defend Her Decision to Discuss Allegations Now
Roy Moore Says Sexual Allegations Were Raised to ‘Defrock’ His Campaign, Fallout Continues as Some Republicans Defend Him and Others Look for Ways to Bounce Him From the Ballot
Accusations of Sexual Misconduct Against Roy Moore Throw Senate Race Into Turmoil