Moore: McConnell's days as majority leader 'are coming to an end very soon'

Embattled Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore predicted Tuesday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote GOP senator to try to reverse requirement that Pentagon remove Confederate names from bases No, ‘blue states’ do not bail out ‘red states’ MORE’s (R-Ky.) reign in the chamber will soon be over.

“Alabamians will not be fooled by this #InsideHitJob. Mitch McConnell’s days as Majority Leader are coming to an end very soon,” Moore wrote on Twitter. “The fight has just begun.”

Moore, who is facing allegations of sexual misconduct, wrote in another tweet earlier Tuesday calling for supporters to “ditch Mitch.” The GOP candidate insisted that voters in his state and “not the Washington elite who wallow in the swamp” would determine his electoral fate.

Moore’s latest swipes at McConnell come as the former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice faces mounting allegations that he pursued teenage girls in the 1970s, when he was in his 30s.


One of his accusers, Leigh Corfman, told The Washington Post in a bombshell report published last week that she was just 14 years old when Moore initiated a sexual encounter with her in 1979. He was 32 at the time.

Moore has vehemently denied Corfman’s account, and has insisted that the allegations are politically motivated, pointing to the fact that they came just a month before Alabama’s special Senate election, in which he is set to face off against Democrat Doug Jones.

But McConnell, who last week said that Moore should step aside if the allegations are true, took a more definitive stance on the matter on Monday, saying that he believed the women who have come forward with stories alleging inappropriate behavior by Moore.

Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanBush, Romney won’t support Trump reelection: NYT Twitter joins Democrats to boost mail-in voting — here’s why Lobbying world MORE (R-Wis.) on Tuesday also called for Moore to step aside following “credible” sexual misconduct and assault allegations.

Ryan said that if Moore “cares about the values and people he claims to care about, then he should step aside.”

Moore is running for the Senate seat once held by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsMcCabe, Rosenstein spar over Russia probe Rosenstein takes fire from Republicans in heated testimony Rosenstein defends Mueller appointment, role on surveillance warrants MORE as a conservative insurgent bent on ousting current GOP leadership in the chamber.

He’s backed by Stephen Bannon, the head of Breitbart News and President Trump’s former chief strategist, who has defended Moore amid the allegations.  

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