Politicians: Roy Moore should 'step aside' if sex allegations are true; Moore responds

Politicians: Roy Moore should 'step aside' if sex allegations are true; Moore responds

(WTVM) -  Politicians are calling for Roy Moore to step aside after a woman says she had a sexual encounter with him when she was 14 years old, according to the Washington Post. In a series of tweets, Roy Moore is now responding.

Reaction is pouring in from politicians.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey

"These allegations are deeply disturbing. I will hold judgment until we know the facts. The people of Alabama deserve to know the truth and will make their own decisions."

Democratic nominee for Alabama U.S. Senate Doug Jones

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell statement

Sen. John McCain statement

Strange: Accusation against Moore 'very disturbing'

In a series of tweets, Roy Moore responding to the allegations of sexual misconduct saying he has a duty to stand up and fight back against the forces of evil waging war on conservative values.

Moore's Campain Chairman Bill Armistead says this is an attack on Moore's campaign:

Judge Roy Moore has endured the most outlandish attacks on any candidate in the modern political arena, but this story in today's Washington Post alleging sexual impropriety takes the cake.  National liberal organizations know their chosen candidate Doug Jones is in a death spiral, and this is their last ditch Hail Mary.

Moore, the Republican nominee is set to face off against Democratic nominee Doug Jones in the election for the Alabama U.S. Senate seat vacated by now Attorney General Jeff Sessions on December 12.

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