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Mitch McConnell says Roy Moore 'should step aside'

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Roy Moore, the GOP candidate for Senate in Alabama, "should step aside."
  • Moore is accused of sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago when he was in his 30s.
  • McConnell says he believes the women quoted in a Washington Post story.
  • Moore has called the allegations politically motivated.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama "should step aside" in light of allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago.

McConnell spoke to reporters Monday after visiting a plant in Kentucky. He says he believes the women who were quoted in a Washington Post story about Moore's past relationships with them as young women.

Previously McConnell had said Moore should step aside if the allegations were proven true.

He says Republicans are looking at a write-in option in Alabama.

Moore responded to McConnell soon after, writing on Twitter that the Majority Leader should "step aside" because "he has failed conservatives."