Roy Moore told his campaign staff on Tuesday he plans on finishing out his race for an Alabama Senate seat despite the building sexual misconduct allegations against him, according to a report.
"Roy Moore has informed his campaign staff he intends to see his race through despite mounting allegations of sexual misconduct and the growing number of Republican telling him to step aside," ABC News tweeted on behalf of their chief national correspondent Tom Llamas.
NEW: Roy Moore has informed his campaign staff he intends to see his race through, despite mounting allegations of sexual misconduct and the growing number of Republicans telling him to step aside. -@TomLlamasABC.— ABC News (@ABC) November 14, 2017
The list of more than 20 GOP lawmakers calling for Roy Moore to step down includes top Republicans Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, NRSC chairman Cory Gardner, and Sen. Orrin Hatch.
Following last week's Washington Post report alleging Roy Moore pursued sexual relationships with teenagers while he was in his 30s, one as young as 14, a new accuser came forward. Beverly Young Nelson on Monday accused Moore of sexually assaulting her while she was 16.