The Story:

Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore says The Washington Post “will be sued” for reporting allegations of inappropriate sexual advances towards a 14-year-old girl while he was in his 30s, nearly 40 years ago.

Important Because:

Several Republican Senators including Pat Toomey (R-PA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Steve Daines (R-MT) and Mike Lee (R-UT) have already withdrawn their support of his nomination in the special election to be held next month.

Recent flash polls by JMC Analytics show that Democrat Doug Jones is now favored 48 percent to 44 percent over Moore to win the seat.

If Moore loses, it could weaken the majority that the GOP currently enjoys in Senate.

This Happened:

The Washington Post published the story online on Thursday afternoon.

The poll was conducted between Thursday and Saturday, and early on showed signs of Moore’s lead eroding.

The results of the poll now put Jones clearly in the lead for the win.

On Sunday night at a campaign speech in Huntsville, Alabama, Roy Moore indicated that The Washington Post will be sued:

The Washington Post published another attack on my character and reputation because they are desperate to stop my political campaign. These attacks said I was with a minor child and are false and untrue — and for which they will be sued.”

 

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