Franken, Moore assault allegations dredge up accusations against Trump


"The President went down and campaigned against Roy Moore", he said.

The president's relative silence on Moore and the national conversation on the pervasiveness of sexual harassment in America has drawn renewed attention to women who made their own allegations against Trump past year during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R.) said Friday that she has "no reason to disbelieve" the women who have accused Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct but will still vote for her party's nominee.

The accusations sent a shockwave through the Senate race in Alabama, where Republicans typically have a lock on statewide election.

Later, Short repeated the White House's line that the large list of women accusing Trump himself of sexual assault and harassment in the past are lying. He was caught on tape in conversation during a Access Hollywood appearance years earlier boasting in graphic detail of sexually harassing women.

Trump has denied these allegations. "It's fake. It's made-up stuff".

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Friday that there are no similarities between the Trump and Franken accusations.

Franken was accused Thursday of forcibly kissing and groping Leeann Tweeden during a 2006 United Services Organizations tour. She also provided a photo that showed a smiling Franken reaching to grab her breasts while she was asleep on a plane.

Moore has so far been defiant in the face of calls for him to abandon his candidacy.

Franken has apologized for his behavior and said he welcomed an ethics probe into his conduct. I am so sorry.

"The Al Frankenstien picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words".

Falvey, who runs an LGBT community center, said she was angered by the stories about Moore since he had fought to block gay marriage in the state.

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She said stepping forward wasn't "about donkeys and elephants, this is about right and wrong".

Now, Kayla Moore is doing more than standing by her husband - she's his most aggressive defender against allegations threatening his Republican bid for U.S. Senate.

Hillyard again asked the woman if she believed Moore's accusers.

"It's disturbing that many of Trump's diehard supporters are so stubborn", Mindy McGillivray, who says Trump groped her while she was attending a concert at Mar-a-Lago in 2003, told People.

"I did not support President Trump", Collins said.

The Alabama GOP, meanwhile, reaffirmed its support for Moore on Thursday.

The group said it was "committed to protecting women and children from similar acts of sexual misconduct".

"I believe in Roy Moore, all the way, 100 percent", Shiver said.

For the second day in a row, Moore supporters in his home state held a news conference. "The people of Alabama know best what to do". The President was very active in this campaign. Her cousin was a Republican governor.

"I have not found any reason not to believe them".

Trump also threw his support behind Moore the moment he defeated unusual.

Bash countered: Why won't Trump simply call for Moore to step aside? They also suggested that Trump was wary of wading into issues of sexual impropriety given the previous claims against him. The former Saturday Night Live writer and cast member has been an outspoken critic of Trump's administration.