Patrick J. Toomey

Moore dismisses allegations in story, says lawsuit to come

Moore dismisses allegations in story, says lawsuit to come

Amid pressure from within the Republican Party to step aside, GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore on Sunday night called a newspaper report carrying allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl four decades ago "fake news" and said a lawsuit would be filed in response.

Moore's condemnation of a Washington Post story during a campaign speech in Huntsville, Ala., came hours after another fellow Republican, Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, urged him to drop out of a special election for one of Alabama's Senate seats. Toomey said Moore's explanations had been inadequate and that Republicans should consider Sen. Luther Strange as a write-in candidate to run against Moore....

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