The Story:

A new accusation of sexual misconduct has been made against former Alabama judge and GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore. The accuser, a 55-year-old businesswoman from Alabama, says she was 16 and working as a waitress when the incident happened in Moore’s car.

Important Because:

Since the original Washington Post report about sex allegations against Moore, his campaign has been under intense pressure from establishment Republicans.

Key funding for the campaign has been cut off, and Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), the GOP Senate campaign arm chairman, has stated that “If he refuses to withdraw and wins, the Senate should vote to expel him, because he does not meet the ethical and moral requirements of the United States Senate.”

This Happened:

The new accuser, Beverly Young Nelson, says Moore groped her breasts and attempted to initiate sex with her. She resisted and Moore ultimately gave up but the incident, she said, had left bruises on her neck.

Earlier in the day Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he believed the women, and was looking for an alternative write-in candidate to run against Democrat Doug Jones in the Alabama special election next month.

 

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