GOP/POLITICAL FIGURES/WOMEN: “Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, said Monday that Roy S. Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, ‘should step aside’ and that he believes the women who have accused Mr. Moore of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers.
‘I believe the women, yes,’ Mr. McConnell said at a news conference in Louisville.
Mr. McConnell also said that encouraging a write-in candidate to run in the Dec. 12 special election is ‘an option we’re looking at.’
Republicans here and in Alabama have been up in arms over the accusations, published last week in The Washington Post, that Mr. Moore pursued sexual or romantic relationships with teenagers when he was in his 30s. The reports have upended a race in a state that has not elected a Democratic senator in 20 years.”
-Sheryl Gay Stolberberg, “McConnell Calls for Roy Moore to Drop Out of Senate Race,” The New York Times online, Nov. 13, 2017 09:24am