Democratic Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones said Tuesday that men who “hurt little girls” should be put in jail.
“I damn sure believe and have done my part to ensure that men who hurt little girls should go to jail, and not the United States Senate,” Jones said during a speech, referring to his GOP opponent Roy Moore.
Moore is facing multiple and mounting allegations of sexual misconduct against teen girls.
The Hill added:
The Washington Post reported last month that a woman accused Moore of initiating a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 and he was 32. Multiple other women have come forward to allege sexual misconduct.
Moore has repeatedly denied the allegations.
President Trump on Monday took to Twitter to openly endorse Moore, saying that the Democrats’ refusal to “give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama.”
“We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!,” he added, referring to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).
Just hours after Trump’s endorsement, the Republican National Committee followed suit and reinstated its support of Moore, reversing the group’s initial decision to cut ties with the candidate over allegations of sexual misconduct.
The Alabama special election is set for Dec. 12.