Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) have called on Alabama GOP candidate Roy Moore to step down as the party’s nominee if new allegations of his inappropriate sexual conduct against a 14-year old girl in 1979 are true.
According to an explosive new report in The Washington Post, Leigh Corfman, now 53, said she met Moore when he offered to watch her during her mother’s child custody hearing.
Corfman claims Moore, who at the time served as an assistant district attorney, asked for her phone number, and that the two met on two separate occasions.
During their first encounter, the two allegedly kissed.
During the second, Corfman claims Moore removed his clothes, took off her shirt and pants, and touched her over her bra and underpants.
“If these allegations are true, he must step aside,” McConnell said in response to the Post’s report.
“The allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore are deeply troubling,” Gardner said. “If these allegations are found to be true, Roy Moore must drop out of the Alabama special Senate election.”
Moore’s campaign slammed the report in a statement on Thursday, saying he was the victim of a “systematic campaign to distort the truth about the Judge’s record and career and derail his campaign.”
“After over 40 years of public service, if any of these allegations were true, they would have been made public long before now,” Moore’s campaign said.