McConnell calls on Moore to bail out of Alabama race

FOX19 - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday called for his party's nominee for the Senate in Alabama, Roy Moore, to step down from the race amid child molestation allegations.

"I believe the women," McConnell said to reporters. The Kentucky Senator also said he thinks Moore should "step aside."

The recent statement made to reporters in Kentucky is a change from McConnell's previous statement last week that Moore should step down "if the allegations are true."

Multiple Republican lawmakers including Sen. Rob Portman and Gov. John Kasich reacted with alarm after The Washington Post reported Moore had sexual relationships with teenagers when he was a 32-year-old district attorney, calling for him to exit the race.

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