Alabama Republican Congressman Runs Away From Questions About Roy Moore's Accusers


Stephen Colbert had some pointed barbs for Roy Moore, the embattled Republican candidate for United States Senator in Alabama, on Tuesday's episode of The Late Show. "I want to talk about where this country is going and if we don't come back to God, we're not going anywhere".

The sexual assault scandal, as first reported by the Washington Post, shed light on the accounts of several women who alleged that Moore initiated sexual encounters with them when they were underage.

"Today you find out that people would rather hear criticisms of a person than look at what he's done for 20 to 30 to 40 years", said Moore.

He also briefly mentioned the ongoing controversy of the accusations of five women claiming he sexually assaulted them.

"So you still believe Roy Moore?".

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Republicans have continued to voice concern over Moore's campaign bid amid the allegations, and as of Tuesday night, the Republican National Committee had withdrawn from a joint fundraising agreement with Moore, according to a Federal Election Commission filing.

"Why do you think they're giving me this trouble?" he said.

As of Monday, Brooks stood by Moore, telling, "America faces huge challenges that are vastly more important than contested sexual allegations from four decades ago".

"I believe the women, yes", McConnell said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell floated the idea of Attorney General Jeff Sessions - who remains popular in Alabama - returning to his Senate seat.

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