If he’s guilty or if the allegations are true—and another allegation surfaced today— against fellow Republican Roy Moore he should get out of the Alabama Senate race, Sen. Deb Fischer and Congressman Don Bacon tell News Channel Nebraska.
Nebraska’s three other Republicans on Capitol Hill, Sen. Ben Sasse and Congressmen Jeff Fortenberry and Adrian Smith, have not returned NCN’s requests for comment.
Moore is at the center of a cultural-political firestorm going into his December 12 special election against Democrat Doug Jones, who narrowly leads Moore in at least one week-end poll.
Moore is accused of having sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl nearly four decades ago when he was in his 30’s. During a Friday interview with Sean Hannity, Moore—who is also accused of dating three other girls between the ages of 16 and 18—now famously said, “I don’t remember dating any girl without the permission of her mother.”
Today a second woman is accusing Moore of sexual misconduct when she was a minor.
Beverly Young Nelson says Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 15 and 16. She held a news conference Monday with attorney Gloria Allred.
Moore called the allegations a “witch hunt” in a statement shortly before the press conference, according to the Associated Press
Earlier Friday Bacon told News Channel Nebraska, “The allegations against Judge Moore are serious. With that , we must wait for all of the facts to come out before judgments are made. If he’s guilty he should withdraw. Ultimately this will be up to the voters of Alabama to decide.”
After telling NCN on Friday that Moore should step aside if the allegations are true, Fischer told KFAB radio today (Monday) that there is no time to prove or disprove the accusations and therefore the people of Alabama will have to decide.
“The allegations aren’t proven. It’s not a good story, it’s a horrible story,” said Fischer who is running for re-election next year against Democrat Jane Raybould. Fischer then added, “Sexual assault, sexual harassment has got to end…. We can’t support anything like that, if it’s true.”