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Sen. McConnell calls on Roy Moore to pull out of Alabama race

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell became the highest ranking Republican to unequivocally call on embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to drop out of the race weeks ahead of a special election.

Moore, who is running for the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, was accused of pursuing multiple relationships with teenage girls as a prosecuting attorney in his 30s.

“I believe the women, yes,” McConnell told reporters Monday, according to CNN.

He went on to say that he thinks Moore “should step aside.”

While a number of Republican leaders initially called on the former Alabama Supreme Court judge to drop out only if the accusations were proven true, an increasing number of party officials have publicly disavowed him in recent days.

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