Sen. Tim Scott said Sunday it will ultimately be up to the people of Alabama to hand down a sentence on accusations of molestation against Republican candidate Roy Moore.
Four women went on the record with the Washington Post about being pursued by Moore when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. Moore, who is running for Alabama’s open Senate seat, hasn’t outright denied the allegations, instead blasting the report as “fake news.”
“Certainly the allegations are very very strong,” Scott R-S.C. said Sunday on CBS’ "Face the Nation." “The denial was not as strong.”
Still when pressed on what additional evidence was needed, Scott said it was out of GOP senators’ hands.
“The judge and the jury in this case will be the people of Alabama, the voters of Alabama,” Scott said. “They will have the opportunity to weigh in very clearly and decisively and very shortly.”
Moore has refused to bow out of the race despite calls for him to do so by some Republicans in Congress. Scott said it’s too early to tell what “ripple effect” Moore will have on the larger Republican party.