Sean Hannity gives Roy Moore 24 hours to explain 'inconsistencies'

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"Hannity will likely have more pull than anybody else in convincing Moore supporters to tell Moore to leave the race, more than any of the senators who dropped their endorsement", wrote Carl Arbogast in the conservative blog Redstate.com on Wednesday.

Moore spoke Tuesday night at a church revival in rural Alabama. Jeff Sessions as attorney general.

National Republican leaders have begun to retreat from Moore and consider all options to prevent the Senate seat from going to Democratic nominee Doug Jones, a former federal prosecutor. None said he forced them into sexual contact, but one, Leigh Corfman, said Moore took off her shirt and trousers, removed his clothes, touched her over her bra and underpants and guided her hand over his underwear.

The 70-year-old Republican had already been accused by two women of sexual assault and three others of putting the moves on them when they were teens and he was in his 30s.

Alabama's special election is set for December 12. She said he stopped when she fell or was pushed out of the vehicle and claims he warned her no one would believe because he was a county D.A.; her evidence includes a 1977 high school yearbook signed "Love, Roy Moore". Cory Gardner of Colorado, said Moore should be expelled from the Senate if he wins. As of Wednesday afternoon, there was no indication from Moore that he plans to step down.

A favorite of some religious-minded voters, Moore found a supportive audience at the church where a pastor praised his opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion.

Fox News host Sean Hannity issued an ultimatum to GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore over his response to the flood of sexual harassment allegations against him.

"Judge Moore has shown he has the strength to stand for principle, regardless of personal cost", HIce said in a statement before Moore's victory in the Republican runoff against incumbent Sen. Moore has repeatedly denied allegations of sexual misconduct years ago.

Hannity said he was troubled by different answers Moore had given to questions about whether he had dated teenage girls. Alabama hasn't had a Democrat in the Senate since Howell Heflin's retirement in 1997.

He has been traveling overseas and is expected to be back in the U.S.at the end of the week. Having pushed publicly and privately for Moore to get out of the race, Republicans believe their last best shot is Trump, who they hope can persuade his fellow political rebel to fall in line. The party has little interest in alienating Moore's followers a year before elections in which the governor's office and entire state legislature will be in play.

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