Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Jeb Bush says Roy Moore should step down from Senate race

Posted By on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 11:55 AM

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Following continuing allegations of sexual misconduct of Roy Moore with teenage girls, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has joined fellow Republicans in demanding the GOP nominee step down from the Alabama U.S. Senate race.

"This is not a question of innocence or guilt like in a criminal proceeding, this is a question of what’s right and what’s wrong,” Bush said in an interview on Monday with CNBC. "And acknowledging that you’re dating teenagers when you’re 32 years old as assistant state attorney is wrong. It’s just plain wrong."

So far, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Cory Gardner, and House Speaker Paul Ryan have said Moore should end his campaign.

"He should step aside," said Ryan told the Washington Post. "Number one, these allegations are credible. Number two, if he cares about the values and people he claims to care about, then he should step aside."



In total, two different women have accused Moore of sexual assault and five have alleged he pursued them when they were teenagers.

It's worth mentioning that Jeb Bush's father, George H.W. Bush, has been recently accused of groping a teenager's butt back in 2003, reports CNN.

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