GOP grapples with these 5 options on Roy Moore’s future

By Chelsea Schilling

Roy Moore

Roy Moore

Top Republicans are demanding U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore withdraw from the special election in Alabama amid allegations of sexual misconduct, and now GOP leaders are actively brainstorming strategies to put a new man on the ballot or even eject Moore from the Senate, should he win the race.

As WND reported, a fifth woman came forward Monday to accuse Moore. Beverly Young Nelson alleges Moore sexually assaulted her in 1977 when she 16 and working as a waitress in a restaurant in Moore’s hometown of Gadsden, Alabama. Nelson said she didn’t speak out previously because she feared Moore and his power but was inspired by the others who recently came forward.

Moore is the Republican nominee in a special election Dec. 12 for the Alabama U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Polls show Moore’s significant lead has evaporated in the wake of the allegations, with some showing him behind and others with a narrow lead over Democratic nominee Doug Jones. If Moore loses his bid for the Senate seat to Jones, the GOP’s Senate majority will wither to only one seat. And that predicament threatens passage of tax reform and other major initiatives before the midterm election in 2018.

Last week, the Washington Post cited four women who claimed the former judge dated them when he was in his 30s and they were teens, with one charging he initiated a sexual encounter when she was 14. On Monday, Moore vowed that he will sue the Post over its report, which he called an “attack on my character and reputation because they are desperate to stop my political campaign.”

The deadline has already passed for Moore to withdraw from the race and be replaced on the ballot. In any case, Moore has repeatedly denied the sexual Click to see the original article