President Trump’s Alabama state campaign co-chairmen called the allegations that Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore pursued sexual relationships with teenagers while in his 30s "bull," and one suggested the accusers take polygraph tests.
“I think it’s just a bunch of bull,” Perry Hooper Jr., Trump’s Alabama state chairman, told Talking Points Memo. “Mitch McConnell should know better to make a statement like he made unless he gets all the answers. We’re right in the political zone right now, the election’s Dec. 12th. This is the same campaign issue the left ran against Donald Trump on, they’re doing the same thing against Roy Moore.”
Hooper, who had endorsed Moore's GOP primary opponent Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., called the allegations “ludicrous” and “gutter politics” until proven.
“Maybe she just needs to take a polygraph test. And the people who are pushing her, they need to take the same test too to see if they’re telling the truth,” he added
Alabama State Representative Ed Henry was also quick to criticize the women's allegations and the GOP for not backing Moore.
"If you believe for a second that any of these are true then shame on these women for not coming forward in the last 30 years, it’s not like this guy hasn’t been in the limelight for decades. I call B.S. myself. I think it’s all lies and fabrication,” Henry told Talking Points Memo.
Henry also went after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., calling him a "dumbass, a coward, a liar himself and exactly what’s wrong with Washington, D.C."
In a separate interview with the Cullman Times, Henry suggested that the women accusing Moore of sexual misconduct be prosecuted.