Roy Moore Vows to Sue Washington Post

Breitbart is targeting his accusers
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2017 5:44 AM CST
Former Alabama Chief Justice and US Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at an event at the Vestavia Hills Public library, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. .   (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
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(Newser) – Senior Republicans are backing away from Roy Moore amid allegations of sexual misconduct—but Breitbart.com is still firmly on the Alabama US Senate candidate's side. Steve Bannon has sent at least two reporters to Alabama in an attempt to discredit Moore's accusers, Axios reports. Leigh Corfman says Moore made a sexual advance on her when she was 14, though a Breitbart story published Sunday says her mother "contradicted a key detail." Corfman told the Washington Post that she spoke to Moore on her bedroom phone. Her mother, however, says Corfman didn't have a phone in her room, but "the phone in the house could get through to her easily." But she also says she is standing by the Post's story, which is "truthful" and "researched very well." In other developments:

  • Moore suing. Moore told supporters in Huntsville on Sunday night that he is planning to sue the Washington Post over the allegations, which he has denounced as "fake news," the AP reports. He said allegations that he was involved with a minor are "untrue" and accused the Democratic party of working with the GOP establishment to keep him out of the Senate.
  • Calls to step aside. Republican Sen. Pat Toomey added his voice to those calling for Moore to quit the race Sunday, AL.com reports. "You know, this is a terrible situation, nearly 40-year-old allegation, we'll probably never know for sure exactly what happened," Toomey said. "But from my point of view, you know, I have to say, I think the accusations have more credibility than the denial. I think it would be best if Roy would just step aside."

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