Alabama Republican Congressman Runs Away From Questions About Roy Moore's Accusers

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks says

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Why do you think I'm being harassed by media and by people pushing allegations in the last 28 days of the election?.

Speaking Tuesday night at a Baptist church revival in southwest Alabama, Moore made only passing reference to the sexual misconduct allegations enveloping his Senate bid.

Moore, an evangelical Christian who was twice ousted as Alabama's chief justice, suggested he's being attacked for his hardline views on faith in public life as part of an ongoing "spiritual battle". "But I want to talk about the issues".

"I want to speak the truth, I want to take the truth about God to our Capitol", said Moore. One woman said she was 14 years old when Moore initiated sexual contact with her. On Monday, a fifth woman accused Moore, saying that he sexually assaulted her when she was 16.

"So you still believe Roy Moore?".

Moore also referred to members of Congress, on both sides of the aisle, who have called on him to withdraw from the December 12 Senate election - against Democrat Doug Jones - because of the allegations.

"Now I'm running for - Senate of the United States - what do you think I'm going to do?"

"I believe that the Democrats will do great damage to our country", Brooks said.

Is the burden [of proof] on Moore to prove these [allegations] false, versus someone to prove these are true in this situation?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell floated the idea of Attorney General Jeff Sessions - who remains popular in Alabama - returning to his Senate seat.

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