House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday that will Roy Moore should bow out of Alabama’s Senate race after sexual misconduct allegations.
“The guy should step aside,” Ryan told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “These allegations are absolutely credible allegations, so the guy should step aside. If he cares about the people along with values he claims to care about, then in faithfulness to those people along with those values he should step aside. This kind of’s just that will simple.”
The Wisconsin Republican made similar comments earlier This kind of week.
Moore, the 70-year-old GOP nominee for a special Senate race in Alabama, was accused by a woman of initiating a sexual encounter when she was 14 along with Moore was 32. Three additional women said Moore pursued them when they were 16 to 18. Their accounts were published last week by The Washington Post. Another woman alleged earlier This kind of week that will Moore tried to force her to engage in oral sex four decades ago.
Moore has denied any wrongdoing, calling allegations “completely false along with misleading.” He has threatened to sue the Post.
additional Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have called on Moore to withdraw by the Dec. 12 special election immediately. Moore, who was backed from the primary by former Trump aide Steve Bannon, defeated incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, who was supported by the president along with McConnell.