Mick Mulvaney defends Pres. Trump's silence on Roy Moore

Katrina Barker
November 20, 2017

A leading figure among religious liberals is speaking out against Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore.

"We have serious concerns about the allegations that have been made", Short said. Roy Moore has been in public service for decades, and the accusations did not arise until a month before the election. "We would have to seat him, but I hope we don't get there".

"It's disturbing that many of Trump's diehard supporters are so stubborn", Mindy McGillivray, who says Trump groped her while she was attending a concert at Mar-a-Lago in 2003, told People. Trump has denied these allegations.

Ivey has previously been noncommittal about voting for Moore amid accusations he sexually molested young women and tried to date teenage girls. Moore was also criticized for opposing federally backed health care, assistance for the needy and more. "At some point I think you ought to let the voters have a say here".

She says he will not stop fighting for the people of Alabama and repeated what her husband said the day before when he remarked: "I will not stop until they lay me in that box in the ground". Short added, "I think you can infer by the fact that he has not gone down to support Roy Moore his discomfort in doing so".

Barber and other speakers claimed Moore's campaign is fueled by a perversion of Christianity linked with white supremacy, and Moore is trying to take those forces to the Senate. Franken has apologized. But the president has not been vocal on Moore, did not answer when asked about him earlier this week, and he has not called for Moore to back out of the race.

On Friday, Kayla Moore surrounded herself with two dozen other women to defend him. Sessions told Congress last week he has "no reason to doubt" the women and didn't rule out a Justice Department probe of the allegations. Susan Collins, R-Maine. "I don't know Doug Jones at all, but I've never supported Roy Moore".

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said "it is in the best interest of the country, as well as the state of Alabama, from my perspective, for Roy Moore to find something else to do".

GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore's wife is standing by her embattled man, and she has gathered other Alabama women to his cause - but not everyone is sticking with him.

McConnell has said Moore would nearly certainly face a formal ethics complaint in the Senate if he were elected.

Short appeared on ABC's "This Week", Mulvaney spoke on NBC's "Meet the Press", Collins was on ABC and CNN's "State of the Union" and Scott spoke on "Fox News Sunday".

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