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...