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Multiple women have accused Moore of sexual misconduct, alleging that he either groped them, molested them, or pursued relationships with them when they were in their teens and he was in his 30s.

"Doug Jones is continuing to focus on finding common ground and getting things done for real Alabamians", the statement said.

With a little more than two weeks until a special election for the Senate in Alabama, President Donald Trump on Sunday doubled down on his criticism of the Democratic nominee, Doug Jones, and reiterated his support for Roy Moore, the Republican candidate, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by a number of women.

Moore earned his first de facto endorsement from Trump last Tuesday.

Top Republicans in Congress, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, have called for Moore to leave the race, and the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee have pulled their support for his campaign. "Forty years is a long time", Trump said, pointing to the amount of time that has passed since the alleged behavior. Because he "is a Schumer/Pelosi puppet who is WEAK on Crime, WEAK on the Border, Bad for our Military and our great Vets, Bad for our 2nd Amendment, AND WANTS TO RAISES TAXES TO THE SKY". He has denied the allegations. Faye served as a Gadsen police officer for 37 years and says she worked as a juvenile detective, explaining that every day her department "waited for a complaint to come in" about Roy Moore.

In an interview with John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York, Ms McDaniel said the claims against Mr Moore are concerning - but that Alabama officials have maintained he can not be replaced on the ballot. In fact, he tweeted 17 times to try and help unusual defeat Roy Moore, even traveling to Alabama to campaign for him.

She did not call for Moore to exit the race. And according to a Politico report, Trump has expressed doubts about Moore's accusers, questioning why their stories are just now coming to light.

The South Dakota legislator suggested that while "ultimately the decision is up to the people of Alabama", Mr Trump can use his power to get Mr Moore to pull out of the race. "He is a distraction", Mr Thune told TV host Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday.

The president followed up in a second tweet 40 minutes later: "I endorsed Luther Strange in the Alabama Primary". The seat opened up after Republican Jeff Sessions was tapped as USA attorney general.

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