Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday morning that he believes the women who have accused Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct, and said he should leave the race.
“He should step aside. No. 1, these allegations are credible. No. 2, if he cares about the values and people he claims to care about, then he should step aside.”
Ryan joins a growing chorus of Republican officials calling on Moore to leave the race following a report in The Washington Post last week detailing allegations that Moore initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32. On Monday, another Alabama woman came forward, accusing him of sexually assaulting her in the late 1970s when she was 16 years old.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday called on Moore to step aside. Moore has denied the allegations against him.
This story will be updated.
Source: Portland pressPaul Ryan: Allegations against Roy Moore are ‘credible,’ he should step aside