The Story:

On Thursday, Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate for the Alabama special election next month, was hit by allegations of inappropriate sexual advances towards a 14-year-old girl nearly 40 years ago.

On Saturday, Moore’s former colleague revealed to CNN that Moore dating high school girls in his 30s was “common knowledge.”

Important Because:

  • Until the incident, Moore was favored to win the open Senate seat in Alabama.

  • Since The Washington Post report on Thursday, his campaign has been upended despite strong support from Alabama voters in the face of the allegations.

  • Roy Moore remains defiant and says this is a “desperate attempt” to destroy his campaign efforts.

This Happened:

Since the Post’s article, more than a dozen Republicans have asked that he withdraw his Senate candidacy.

President Trump stated via White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday that he believed Moore will “do the right thing and step aside” if said allegations are, in fact, true.

On Saturday, a former colleague of Moore’s serving as a Deputy District Attorney at the time shared with CNN that she believed these women, and it was “common knowledge” that Roy Moore used to “date high school girls” during the period referred to in the allegations.

Roy Moore is also is the founder and president of the Foundation for Moral Law.

See CNN’s coverage here

Snipped: Also see CNN’s Don Lemon “shut down” Roy Moore’s attorney Trenton Garmon after Garmon inappropriately called him “Don Easy Peasy Lemon Squeeze-e.”

 

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