More than 300 faith leaders across the country have signed onto a letter declaring Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore “unfit to serve.”
“As a person of faith, I wholeheartedly believe the courageous women who have shared their stories of being sexually preyed upon and assaulted by Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore as teenage girls,” the letter reads.
“These profound moral failings and crimes render Judge Moore unfit to serve in the U.S. Senate. I stand with and pray for these women who have bravely come forward and spoken out.”
The Hill added:
Moore has faced mounting pressure to withdraw from Alabama’s special Senate race amid allegations that he pursued sexual and romantic relations with teenage girls when he was in his 30s. One of the accusers was just 14 years old when she said Moore initiated a sexual encounter with her.
Moore, 70, has denied most of the allegations and called the reported accusations a politically motivated attempt to discredit his candidacy.
Last week, dozens of Alabama pastors signed a letter declaring Moore unfit for office, repudiating his immoral actions.
“We repudiate the actions of religious and political leaders like Roy Moore who have sought to silence, to cover up, and to be complicit in the sexual abuse,” the letter reads.
Moore is facing off against Democratic nominee Doug Jones on Dec. 12 in Alabama for the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.