Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore warned Tuesday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s days as the top Republican in the Senate are numbered and said the “fight has just begun.”
“Alabamians will not be fooled by this #InsideHitJob. Mitch McConnell’s days as Majority Leader are coming to an end very soon. The fight has just begun,” Moore tweeted Tuesday.
Alabamians will not be fooled by this #InsideHitJob. Mitch McConnell's days as Majority Leader are coming to an end very soon. The fight has just begun. https://t.co/unVysRKDKz— Judge Roy Moore (@MooreSenate) November 14, 2017
In the wake of sexual allegations against Moore, McConnell, R-Ky., has called for the conservative judge to withdraw from the Senate race. The majority leader floated Attorney General Jeff Sessions as a potential write-in alternative to Moore but said he isn’t sure if Sessions wants to retake his old seat.
Sessions vacated his Senate seat when he was tapped for attorney general, and Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones in next month’s election to fill it.
“The name being most often discussed may not be available, but the Alabamian who would fit that standard would be the attorney general,” McConnell said Tuesday. “He’s totally well-known and is extremely popular in Alabama.”
Four women accused Moore of pursuing sexual and romantic relations with them when they were between the ages of 14 and 18, and Moore was in his 30s. A fifth woman said Monday that Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 16 years old and feared the conservative judge was going to rape her.
Moore denied the allegations and said it's McConnell, not him, who should step aside.
"The person who should step aside is @SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell. He has failed conservatives and must be replaced. #DrainTheSwamp," he tweeted Monday.
A number of Republicans are calling for Moore to exit the Senate race following the allegations against him, and several revoked their endorsements of the conservative judge.
But some of Moore’s staunchest supporters believe the allegations of sexual misconduct against him were driven by McConnell.