On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, said during testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives he has “no reason to doubt” the women who have accused Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct.
“I have no reason to doubt these young women,” Sessions told the House Judiciary Committee.
Sessions, whose seat Moore is seeking in the U.S. Senate, made the remark during his testimony following a question from Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee asking him whether or not he believed Moore’s accusers, and whether the Department of Justice (DOJ) would investigate the allegations against Moore should he win the seat
Sessions declined to weigh in on whether or not he believed Moore should drop out of the Dec. special election, citing federal ethics restrictions at the DOJ. He went on to say the department “will evaluate every case as to whether or not it should be investigated.”
Moore has been under fire since The Washington Post published an explosive report Thursday afternoon with the accounts of four women who claim he sexually pursued them when he was in his 30s and they were in their teens. The news has caused rapid fallout from dozens within the Republican Party who have called on him to withdraw his name from next month’s special election if the allegations are true.
Moore faces the Democratic nominee Doug Jones on Dec. 12.