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Illinois GOP lawmaker: 'Republican Party ought to disown every aspect' of Roy Moore

Illinois GOP lawmaker: 'Republican Party ought to disown every aspect' of Roy Moore

Two Republican lawmakers from Illinois have called on U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama to end his campaign in the wake of allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old girl.

“If true, the allegations leveled against Roy Moore are disturbing,” U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton said in a statement Monday.

In the statement, Roskam said his office took allegations of sexual assault and harassment “very seriously.”

“I call on Moore to step aside and remove himself as a distraction to Senate and House members so that they may continue focusing on serving the people in their states,” he added.

Moore is accused of pursuing teenage girls when...

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