Toomey: Roy Moore should step aside over sex allegations

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In a tweet, Cassidy said, "Based on the allegation against Roy Moore, his response, and what is known, I withdraw support".

The former Alabama Supreme Court Judge did say, however, that "after my return from the military, I dated a lot of young ladies" during a recent interview with Sean Hannity.

Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short was a bit more definitive than his colleagues, at least, telling Meet the Press's Chuck Todd that "There's no Senate seat more important than the issue of child pedophilia".

GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore faces allegations that he initiated sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago. "I have not been guilty of sexual misconduct with anyone".

"If these allegations are true, absolutely this is incredibly inappropriate behavior", Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNN's "State of the Union".

Teresa Jones, who worked with Moore as a deputy district attorney for Etowah County, Ala., from 1982 until 1985, said that it was "common knowledge" the controversial politician allegedly preferred younger women. "You know, this is a bad situation", Toomey said on NBC News' "Meet the Press".

"I have to say, I think the accusations have more credibility than the denial, I think it would be best if Roy would just step aside", said Sen.

Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones, 63, a former US attorney, in a special election on December 12 to fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, now the USA attorney general. Like Pence, Sessions puts on the pressure for Moore to drop out of the race. They included the head of the House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Texas Sen.

There's options for unusual or another candidate to launch a competitive write-in candidacy, while some Republicans are pushing for a delay in the election.

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