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US Senator Al Franken accused of sexual harassment

20 November 2017

As the allegations swirled, Mr Trump - who himself has faced more than a dozen allegations of sexual misconduct - had largely avoided comment.

Trump has moved quickly to condemn accusations against Minnesota Democratic Sen.

After chastising Franken's initial efforts to downplay a photo that appears to show him groping radio personality Leeann Tweeden's breasts while she sleeps, Kelly also slammed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore for joining the chorus criticizing Franken, noting that he has been accused of sexual misconduct by nine women.

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

Speaking with reporters in Alabama, Ivey said she has "no reason to disbelieve" the women who have accused Moore of sexual abuse.

"This was covered pretty extensively during the campaign".

Gov. Kay Ivey (R) said Friday she would vote for Moore despite being bothered by the accusations against him, because, "I believe in the Republican Party, what we stand for, and most important, we need to have a Republican in the United States Senate to vote on things like the Supreme Court justices". "The American people spoke very loud and clear when they elected this President".

Alabama GOP Senate Candidate Roy Moore Holds News Conference After Two New Accusers Emerge
Alabama GOP Senate Candidate Roy Moore Holds News Conference After Two New Accusers Emerge

Since then, Trump has repeatedly ignored reporters' questions about whether he believes Moore's numerous accusers, and therefore, whether he believes Moore should exit the race.

"I do not recognize the man these ladies are describing", Ann Eubank, a fixture in Alabama Republican politics, said of the accusers.

Last week, Moore's wife, Kayla, released a letter of support that was signed by 53 Alabama pastors that stated he was an "immovable rock in the culture wars". "He will not stop fighting for the people of Alabama", Kayla Moore said at a "Women for Moore" rally.

"I believe in Roy Moore, all the way, 100 percent", Shiver said. Another said Moore assaulted her when she was a 16-year-old waitress after he offered to drive her home.

"I certainly have no reason to disbelieve any of them", Ivey said. She said the state needs to send a Republican to Washington.

But Kayla Moore says her husband is exactly the kind of person who needs to be in the Senate. He initially supported appointed Republican Sen.

Bash countered: Why won't Trump simply call for Moore to step aside?

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US Senator Al Franken accused of sexual harassment