McConnell Walks Back Call For Roy Moore To Step Aside

Elias Hubbard
Декабря 3, 2017

Appearing on ABC's This Week, the Republican Senate majority leader said, "I'm going to let the people of Alabama make the call" when they vote in the special election December 12.

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The reaction was a far cry from last month, when McConnell told reporters he thinks Moore should "step aside" after the report that he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks from the Senate chamber to his office on December 1 at the Capitol in Washington, DC.

His comments did not go over well with the anti-establishment wing of the party, and may have actually boosted support for Moore in those circles.

McConnell also floated the idea of running a write-in candidate to replace Moore in Senate race.

"I'm going to let the people of Alabama make the call", McConnell said.

McConnell previously said Moore should drop out of the race. "They're going to make the decision a week from Tuesday", McConnell added.

"It's been a pretty robust campaign with a lot of people weighing in ..." "The Ethics Committee would have to consider the matters that have been litigated in the campaign should that particular candidate win", McConnell said.

Asked during an appearance on ABC News's "This Week" whether he thought Mr. Moore, who has been accused of preying on teenage girls, should be in the Senate, Mr. Connell said the decision should be left to the December 12 special election.

"We'll swear in whoever's elected and see where we are at that point", McConnell, the Republican from Kentucky, said on CBS' Face the Nation.

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