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Roy Moore responds after Mitch McConnell calls on Alabama Senate candidate to 'step aside' after sexual misconduct allegations

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, left, and Senate candidate Roy Moore, right (AP)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, left, and Senate candidate Roy Moore, right (AP)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama “should step aside” in light of allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago. 

Speaking to reporters after visiting a plant in Kentucky, McConnell said he believes the women who were quoted in a Washington Post story about Moore's past relationships with them as young women. 

Previously, McConnell had said Moore should step aside if the allegations proved to be true. 

He said Republicans are looking at a write-in option in Alabama.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) weighed in on Moore's statements as well, Tweeting Monday that she thought he should withdraw. 

Soon after, Moore responded to McConnell's statement.

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