Roy Moore's brother compares sexual conduct allegations to the persecution of Jesus

Posted November 11, 2017

The information was in a filing to the Federal Election Commission on Friday.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters traveling with the president in Asia that "the president believes we can not allow a mere allegation, in this case one from many years ago, to destroy a person's life", but added that "the president also believes that if these allegations are true, Judge Moore will do the right thing and step aside".

Zeigler, asked to respond to Lipinsky's comments today, stressed that he believes the story about Moore is not true and called the story a "hit piece". He was considered a heavy favorite in deeply Republican Alabama in the December 12 special election to fill the seat of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Moore's run was promoted by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, whose support put him at odds with Trump.

"Like most Americans, the president believes we can not allow a mere allegation, in this case one from many years ago, to destroy a person's life", Ms. Sanders said.

But Sanders says: "The president also believes that if these allegations are true, Judge Moore will do the right thing and step aside".

A senior official in the U.S. state of Alabama has used the Bible to condone Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore's reported sexual misconduct with minors and dismissed the furore over the allegations as "much ado about nothing".

Roy Moore's brother reportedly defended him against allegations of sexual conduct with a minor, comparing the situation to the persecution of Jesus Christ, according to CNN.

He was removed as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court because of his efforts to block marriage equality in the state after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

"I wanted it over with - I wanted out", she said of the incident.

"Well, I think most of the people in the state of Alabama would be very disappointed if someone who had been alleged to have engaged in that type of activity, had been proven that they had engaged in that activity, was continuing to represent them in any formal capacity", Merrill said. One said he didn't see the "relevance" of a 32-year-old man kissing a 14-year-old girl or "trying" to touch her genitals.

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Three other women have told similar stories.

Defiant as ever, Moore himself issued a fundraising appeal asking for emergency donations in a "spiritual battle".

Those who think Moore should be replaced have little hope of that happening.

Those familiar with recent polling of the Alabama race suggest it was always going to be close despite the state's strong Republican leanings - largely because of Moore's controversial past. He told potential donors that he is counting on the help of "God-fearing conservatives like you to stand with me at this critical moment".

The Roy Moore campaign said in a subsequent statement that if the allegations were true, they would have surfaced during his previous campaigns. John McCain, an Arizona Republican and former presidential candidate, said the same Thursday.

The statement also notes that Moore has been married to the same woman for 33 years and has four children and five grandchildren. "Advertisers who continue to fund his show are sending a clear and unacceptable message and it would be irresponsible to give them our business", tweeted Kaivan Shroff, who worked on the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Bennett says the party and candidate can revoke the Republican's nomination, but his name would appear regardless, because a key deadline has already passed.

Henry said he believes Moore's accusers have been stoked by the Democratic Party and may be paid money eventually for their actions.

Several Republican legislators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. John Hoeven told the Washington Post about Moore not so long ago. He adds, "If these allegations are found to be true, Roy Moore must drop out of the Alabama special Senate election". "Moore is unfit for office and should step aside", he wrote.

McConnell was hounded more than usual as he headed to the Senate Chamber, with reporters shouting questions at a lawmaker they know usually stays mum when asked questions in the hallway. The age of consent in Alabama is 16. And it's also possible that after some initial discomfort, an bad lot of Alabama Republicans will find their way clear to voting for Moore anyway, particularly if he and his defenders continue to hang tough.