The Washington Post's executive editor condemned a robocall made during the U.S. Senate race in Alabama. "And that's all the press want to talk about", Moore said.
The Alabama Republican's campaign for the Senate has been rocked by allegations of sexual improprieties with underage girls. House Speaker Paul Ryan has also called on Moore to do the same. Hannity, on his show Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, gave Moore 24 hours.
The president backed Moore's unsuccessful rival, Sen. Peroutka was onstage with Moore when he celebrated his primary victory against Luther Strange. Moore has the backing of Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon. "Roy, I believe, is going to stay in (the race) and he's denied it and that's the proper thing to do". Moore added that "I don't remember dating any girl without the permission of her mother".
Behind the scenes, aides described Trump as vexed by the Moore issue. The President, too, faced allegations of sexual misconduct when a dozen women accused him of sexual harassment or sexual assault in the months before the 2016 election. Ted Cruz and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, both of Texas.
That option is largely see as unlikely and "far-fetched" inside and around the White House, a person close to the White House and a White House official said. The election will fill the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, who became U.S. Attorney General.
The attorney also tried to poke other holes in her story.
But for all the Washington machinations, in Alabama, then state party only tightened its embrace of Moore.
Moore was already a pariah among national Republicans even before the recent allegations of inappropriate contact with minors.
Moore's campaign chairman, Bill Armistead, said he's "doubling down" on his support for Moore.
Trump has given little indication whether he's interested in playing the role of party heavy.
A regional GOP committee representing the state's 5th congressional district approved a new resolution of support for Moore and asked the state GOP to do the same. So if the Alabama Republican Party wanted to try to get another Republican elected, it would have to be through a write-in vote.
"We will do our duty", he said. If Moore's name is withdrawn, there is no process to replace one candidate with another on the ballot.
And the Republican National Committee appears to have pulled out from a joint fundraising agreement with Moore, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. Nelson was a classmate of Kayla Kisor, who later married Moore.
Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity joined the GOP critics during his show Tuesday evening, calling on Moore to explain "inconsistencies" in his response to allegations of child molestation or exit the Alabama race. "We deserve answers _ consistent answers _ and truth", he said.
Peoples reported from Birmingham, Alabama.
A spokesman for GOP Gov. Kay Ivey reiterated that she would not postpone the election.