Saturday Night Live cold open blasts Roy Moore and Jeff Sessions
- Author: Rogelio Becker Nov 13, 2017,
Nov 13, 2017, 0:26
The former Alabama Supreme Court Judge did say, however, that "after my return from the military, I dated a lot of young ladies" during a recent interview with Sean Hannity. On Saturday, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee tweeted that, "I'm sorry, but even before these reports surfaced, Roy Moore's nomination was a bridge too far".
Both Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnel and House Speaker Paul Ryan have called for Moore to step aside in the Senate election race if the allegations are true, and several GOP senators have withdrawn their backing for Moore. Mike Lee in withdrawing support for Moore amid allegations of decades-old sexual advances on girls. "I have not been guilty of sexual misconduct with anyone".
Moore went on to accuse the paper, whose editorial board endorsed his Democratic opponent Doug Jones, of 'yet another attack on my character and reputation in a desperate attempt to stop my political campaign for United States Senate'.
But others have said more strongly that they believe the detailed accounts of the women and acknowledge the public ridicule the accusers have faced for coming forward.
"I have to say, I think the accusations have more credibility than the denial", Toomey said.
"A write-in is something we should certainly explore", the Pennsylvania Republican told host Chuck Todd on NBC's Meet the Press.
The election is December 12.
Sen. Pat Toomey, Republican of Pennsylvania, suggested on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that there could be a write-in campaign for unusual because it's too late to remove Moore's name from the ballot. The victor between Moore and Democrat Doug Jones takes the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Moore won the September 26 primary election by about 9 percentage points over odd, who was backed by President Donald Trump.
Moore's name remains on the ballot and he intends to win the election.