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Roy Moore: Claims of Sexual Misconduct 'Desperate,' 'Completely False and Untrue'

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By    |   Saturday, 11 November 2017 11:50 AM

Senate candidate Roy Moore Saturday morning blasted a report The Washington Post published Thursday stating the Alabama Republican engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct four decades ago with teen-aged women, calling the claims "desperate," CNN reported.

Speaking at a Veterans Day campaign event in Birmingham, Moore said the reports were "completely false and untrue," adding, "I have not been guilty of sexual misconduct with anyone."

"Just two days ago The Washington Post published yet another attack on my character and reputation in a desperate attempt to stop my political campaign for the United States Senate. These attacks involve a minor and they are completely false and untrue about something that happened nearly 40 years ago.

"I have served in public office on and off for the last 40 years. To be attacked for allegations of sexual misconduct contradicts my entire career in law. I want to make it clear to the media present and to people present, I have not provided alcohol beverages, alcoholic beverages, beer or anything else, to a minor," Moore said.

Moore explained he had been "closely scrutinized in the press and the public media" for 40 years and questioned why the claims would come out right before the election where he faces Democrat Doug Jones.

"The Democrats and the Republican establishment know the importance of this election. In fact, most people in America know the importance of this election. They see it as a prelude to the elections coming in 2018. It may very well determine the future of our country," he said. "They are desperate. This article is a prime example of fake news, an attempt to divert attention from the true issues which affect our country."

Moore vowed not to "let the Democrats or the established Republicans or anybody else behind this story stop this campaign."

A number of prominent Republicans have worked to quickly distance themselves from Moore following the revelation of the allegations. Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., have called for him to step down from the race.

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