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Speaker Ryan says Moore should "step aside"

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 00:19

House Speaker Paul Ryan joined a chorus of establishment Republicans on Tuesday urging Roy Moore to 'step aside' in Alabama's Senate race saying the sexual assault allegations against him are 'credible.' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) House Speaker Paul Ryan joined a chorus of establishment Republicans on Tuesday urging Roy Moore to 'step aside' in Alabama's Senate race saying the sexual assault allegations against him are 'credible.' Speaking to reporters, Ryan said, "if he cares about the values and people he claims to care about, then he should step aside." Moore, a Christian conservative and former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, has refused to withdraw from the race. His campaign released a statement denying "any sexual misconduct with anyone" and saying the new allegations were part of a "witch hunt." Moore, 70, had been a heavy favorite to win the election against Democrat Doug Jones. He has denied the allegations first raised in a Washington Post story about his relationships with four women when they were teenagers, including a charge he initiated sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl when he was in his 30s.

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Speaker Ryan says Moore should "step aside"

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 00:19