Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Coburn 'troubled' by Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's 'trial in the press'

Coburn 'troubled' by Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's 'trial in the press'

Are you calling for him to step down from the Senate race?

Republican officials in Alabama continued to express skepticism about the accusations made against Moore, saying that they are still waiting for the evidence to back up the allegations. The caller, claiming to be "Bernie Bernstein", left a 27-second voicemail, which Moore played for local CBS-affiliate WKRG.

Rep. Jordan, however, has made no such statement. He said he could be reached by email at Moore has called the reports false. The caller first referred to himself as "Bernie" and then later gave his name as "Al".

Last week, The Washington Post reported other alleged incidents decades ago. "We are shocked and appalled that anyone would stoop to this level to discredit real journalism".

"The allegations against Roy Moore are very serious", Hawley said Monday. He told WKRG reporter Bill Riales that he hadn't previously heard about the call.

Roy Moore's support from his fellow Republicans is hemorrhaging. The pastor said he thought the voice mail was from a robocall meant to stir up an already divisive race, and he reached out to WKRG because "people are just going insane with this".

So this Roy Moore situation is going well for Republicans.

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Neither Corfman nor any of the other women sought out The Post.

Media bias continues to be on full display, this time regarding the networks' coverage of the scandal surrounding Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore compared to how much focus was given to Sen. Over the ensuing three weeks, two Post reporters contacted and interviewed the four women.

Two Washington Republicans, speaking on condition of anonymity to describe private conversations, said they didn't know what Trump would do, but said the White House shares McConnell's concerns about Moore. Some Republicans said they believe Sessions is reluctant to run but expressed hope that Trump - who's soured on him after he appointed a special prosecutor to investigate Trump's 2016 campaign's ties to Russian Federation - might urge him to run. But Sessions declined to say whether he thinks Moore should drop out of the race. "They've done everything they could, and now they are together to try to keep me from going to Washington", Moore said.

The national Democratic Party, however, has yet to invest directly in the race beyond funds to build the state party, and has not changed that stance since the Moore allegations surfaced.

Under state law, Moore can not be removed from the ballot.

Democrat Doug Jones has unveiled a new campaign ad in which Alabama voters, including Republicans, say they can't vote for Roy Moore. He said some in the party want it to pass a resolution embracing Moore. I think the president is right about this, that the judge certainly has the right to defend himself, and to come forward with what he believes are the facts.

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