Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell completely changed his stance on Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore Sunday after previously calling for Moore to step out of the race.
McConnell, who has been taking a lot of heat from Moore told ABC’s “This Week” that it is up to the people of Alabama to make the decision on whether Moore is fit to serve in the senate after at least nine woman have accused him of sexual misconduct against them, many of whom were minors at the time.
“I’m going to let the people of Alabama make the call,” McConnell said. “They are going to make the decision a week from Tuesday.” The Kentucky Republican also said that the Senate ethics committee would have to “consider the matters that have been litigated in the campaign.”
Asked by @GStephanopoulos if he believes Roy Moore should be in the Senate, @SenateMajLdr says, “I’m going to let the people of Alabama make the call.” https://t.co/grERTlnlwr #ThisWeek pic.twitter.com/s934L8feMB
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) December 3, 2017
McConnell said on Nov. 13 that he believes the women who claim Moore dated them when they were minors, adding the Alabama Republican Senate candidate should step aside. (RELATED: McConnell Believes Moore Accusers, Says He Should ‘Step Aside’)
“I believe the women,” McConnell said at a press conference in Louisville. “I think he should step aside.”
The Alabama Senate election between Moore and Democratic candidate Doug Jones will be held on Dec. 12.
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