Sen. Richard Shelby says Roy Moore should seriously consider dropping out

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby has told reporters he believes Republican US Senate candidate Roy Moore should consider dropping out of the race.

Posted: Nov. 13, 2017 5:07 PM
Updated: Nov. 13, 2017 5:07 PM

The senior U.S. Senator from Alabama is now strongly suggesting for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore to consider dropping out of the race less than a month before the special election.

Shelby told reporters Monday afternoon his views on Moore's candidacy after another accuser, Beverly Nelson, says the former Alabama chief justice groped her while she was working at a restaurant as a 16-year-old.

Moore says the latest allegations against him are a "witch hunt," and he is exploring legal options against those making false claims.

Sen. Shelby has previously shown concern about the initial allegations by four women first published in the Washington Post Thursday, saying Moore should withdraw if the allegations are true. 

Various polls have shown Moore anywhere from up ten points to trailing by four after allegations surfaced against Democratic challenger Doug Jones.

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