A “pro-family” rally in Birmingham, Ala., featured tributes to embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore by a parade of supporters – including one with a stalking conviction and one who has blamed Hurricane Sandy on gay marriage – but no comments from Moore himself on the latest accusations against him. Nearly two dozen supporters from around the country gathered on the podium for a “pro-family” event in Birmingham, Ala., attended by Moore and his wife.
The attorney for Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore attempted to discredit one of his accusers by demanding the release of a signed yearbook for examination by handwriting experts. Attorney Phillip L. Jauregui demanded that Beverly Young Nelson, who accused Moore of sexual assault earlier this week, release the high school yearbook that she says Moore signed for her. Nelson was 16 at the time of the alleged assault and Moore was a 30-year-old lawyer in the district attorney’s office.
Republicans officials have had a range of responses since the Washington Post published a bombshell story Thursday afternoon quoting a woman alleging that Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore had attempted sexual relations with her when she was 14 and he was 32. The story also quoted three other women who said Moore hit on them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he was in his 30s. Moore has denied the allegations, calling them a political attack and using them in his fundraising.
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