GOP Sen. Toomey: Roy Moore Should Step Aside Over Sex Allegations

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Jones's comment come after the Washington Post reported that Jones had engaged in sexually inappropriate behavior with girls aged between 16 and 18 in the early 80s - when he was in his early 30s. After some more pressure, Moore pleads with Pence to call his boss about the matter... and Pence says, "Sorry, I'm not gonna call Vladimir Putin about this".

Teresa Jones, who worked with Moore as a deputy district attorney for Etowah County, Ala., from 1982 until 1985, said that it was "common knowledge" the controversial politician allegedly preferred younger women.

'In the next few days there will be revelations about the motivation and the content of this article, ' Moore said during a Birmingham campaign rally on Saturday.

A poll released by JMC Analytics on Sunday found that 48% of Alabama voters said they were leaning toward supporting Democratic candidate Doug Jones, compared to just 44% who said they were considering supporting Moore. The Pennsylvania senator says Moore's primary opponent, Luther Strange, should be considered as a write-in candidate to run against him. The victor between Moore and Democrat Doug Jones takes the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Despite pressure from top Republicans to drop out of the race following the allegations, Moore has pledged to stay in the race and disprove the accusations.

On ABC's This Week, Martha Raddatz asked White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway if she had any doubt about the claims against Moore, Conway responded, "The president and others in the Republican Party have made clear that if the allegations are true, this man should step aside, but I've gone farther than that", adding that "everybody should know that conduct is disqualifying". Steve Daines has pulled his endorsement for Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore.

Moore's name remains on the ballot and he intends to win the election.

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