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McConnell On Moore: 'I Believe The Women...He Should Step Aside'

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell told the press that Roy Moore has to go.
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Senate Leader Mitch McConnell told the press this morning that embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore should "step aside' after reports came to light that he liked to date teenage and underage girls.

After completing a forum with business leaders on tax reform, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said in no uncertain terms that he believed the woman interviewed in the blockbuster Washington Post report.

After spending around nine minutes discussing their tax plans, McConnell was asked about Moore.

He said, "I think he should step aside.”

A reporter asked if he was encouraging a write-in campaign for somebody else.

He replied, "That's an option we're looking at whether there is someone who could mount a write-in campaign successfully."

When asked if the candidate would be Luther Strange. McConnell replied, "We'll see."

There is a sore-loser law in Alabama but it doesn't prevent write-in votes:

And then he dumped a big heaping bag of garbage on Moore's head when he was asked about the validity of the claims against Roy Moore, he said, "I believe the women, yes.”

It's too late for Moore’s name to be removed from the ballot ahead of the Dec. 12 special election, so if McConnell did urge someone to run, it would be a mess.

And with Bannon's minions from Breitbart actually roaming Alabama trying to discredit the women who revealed Moore's unfathomable behavior, McConnell's attack is likely to solidify, not weaken, Moore's support.

And here's another accuser coming forward.

Alabama Republicans will circle the wagons against the "establishment Republicans" represented by Mitch McConnell. To them, Mitch is part of the problem.

Make no mistake, McConnell handed Roy Moore a big fat present this morning.

Update:

Susan Collins chimes in:

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