Trump Deflects, GOP Leaders worry, over Roy Moore

Nov 11, 2017

President Donald Trump is deflecting questions about whether Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore should drop out due to sexual misconduct allegations against him. Trump, who has been traveling in Asia, says he hasn't had time to see television news coverage about Moore because he's usually too busy reading documents. The story has produced a wave of concern among anxious GOP officials in Washington but little more than a collective shrug from many Republicans in Alabama. The state is holding a special election on December twelfth to fill the junior U.S. Senate seat once held by Jeff Sessions. Moore is facing Democrat Doug Jones who, as U.S. Attorney in Birmingham, successfully prosecuted two Ku Klux Klansmen for the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in 1963.