On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on Roy Moore to resign immediately—whether or not the charges can be proven true. McConnell also said he believes the women who have accused Moore of inappropriate relationships while they were teens and he was in his 30s.
Moore had an instant reply on Twitter. He said Moore is the one that should be recalled.
“The person who should step aside is @SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell. He has failed conservatives and must be replaced. #DrainTheSwamp”
Moore’s wife, Kayla, is also coming to her husband’s defense. She’s saying that the women were paid by her husband’s critics to come forward.
Kayla Moore spoke out on Facebook. The post comes shortly before attorney Gloria Allred was set to go public with another story by a woman who says Roy Moore approached her as a minor.
"After the accusations came out against Judge Moore his polling numbers did not change, so do you think they will let up?? We knew something was coming, just did not know what next," Kayla Moore wrote on Facebook.
"This is the same Gloria Allred that did the very exact same thing to Trump during his campaign. Going on two months now they’ve been on a witch hunt here in Etowah County and our state advertising people to step forward with accusations and we are gathering evidence of money being paid to people who would come forward. Which is part of why we are filing suit! Washington establishment and Democrat Party will stop at nothing to stop our campaign. Prayers appreciated...."
In the wake of the scandal, Moore's poll numbers have indeed dropped. He’s trailing behind Democrat Doug Jones in the race to succeed former Senator and current attorney general Jeff Sessions. The election is December 12.
Kayla Moore and Roy Moore have been married since 1985. At the time, she was divorced with a daughter, whom Roy Moore adopted. She has three sons with Moore.
In an interview with Breitbart News, Kayla Moore defended her husband over the weekend.
She said, “In all the contests that he’s ever been in, nothing like this has ever happened. Nothing like this has ever come up. Nothing I’ve ever heard of," she said. "They say it was 'common knowledge,' but it wasn’t 'common knowledge' for me and it wasn’t common knowledge for any of our family."
Read the full story about the alleged assault. Who do you believe?