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Speaker Ryan: Moore Should 'Step Aside' From Alabama Senate Race

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By    |   Wednesday, 15 November 2017 10:20 AM

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore should "step aside" from the race following several allegations of sexual misconduct, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday.

"These allegations are absolutely credible allegations, so the guy should step aside," Ryan told CNBC's "Squawk Box" program. 

"If he cares about the people and values he claims to care about, then in faithfulness to those people and those values he should step aside. It's just that simple."

Ryan earlier this week also told reporters that the allegations from five women are "credible," and at that time also called for him to step aside.

Moore, 70, a former Alabama Supreme Court justice, has been accused by five women of sexual improprieties allegedly committed when they were in their teens and he was in his 30s. One of the women said she was 14-years-old when he attempted to initiate a sexual encounter, and another on Monday claimed he'd attacked her when they were in a car.

The candidate has threatened to sue The Washington Post, which published the allegations concerning the first five women last week.

Several other key Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are calling on Moore to pull out of the race, saying he is unfit for the office.

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Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore should "step aside" from the race following several allegations of sexual misconduct, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday.
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