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Senate Republicans repudiate Roy Moore's candidacy, urge him to leave the race

Senate Republicans repudiate Roy Moore's candidacy, urge him to leave the race

Senate Republican leaders on Monday waged an urgent campaign to pressure GOP nominee Roy Moore to withdraw from the Alabama Senate race amid allegations of sexual misconduct, declaring him "unfit to serve" and threatening to expel him from Congress if elected.

But Moore showed no signs he was preparing to step aside, even as another woman came forward to accuse him of sexually assaulting her in the late 1970s when she was 16 years old.

The fusillade from Senate Republicans started Monday morning in Louisville, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called on Moore to step aside.

"I believe the women, yes," he said of the allegations leveled...

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