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GOP Senator: Allegations Against Moore 'Have More Credibility' Than His Denial

GOP Senator: Allegations Against Moore 'Have More Credibility' Than His Denial

Moore, 70, vehemently denies the allegations, saying that he believes the timing of the accusations are aimed at undermining his candidacy.

"You know, this is a awful situation, almost 40-year-old allegation, we'll probably never know for sure exactly what happened", said Toomey, R-Pa, told NBC.

Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short was a bit more definitive than his colleagues, at least, telling Meet the Press's Chuck Todd that "There's no Senate seat more important than the issue of child pedophilia".

Pence reminds Moore that the girl accusing him was 14 years old, and that he needs to "do the right thing". "I have not been guilty of sexual misconduct with anyone".

A poll released by JMC Analytics on Sunday found that 48% of Alabama voters said they were leaning toward supporting Democratic candidate Doug Jones, compared to just 44% who said they were considering supporting Moore.

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"If these allegations are true, absolutely this is incredibly inappropriate behavior", Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNN's "State of the Union".

Three other woman also said Moore approached them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18.

Alabama holds a special election on December 12 to fill the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Moore is backed by Steve Bannon, Trump's former White House chief strategist whose expressed goal is to blow up the GOP establishment. They included the head of the House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Texas Sen. The Pennsylvania senator says Moore's primary opponent, Luther Strange, should be considered as a write-in candidate to run against him.

Moore's name remains on the ballot and he intends to win the election.

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