Bannon has identified the ideal person to convince Alabama voters who might be wavering on Roy Moore that the GOP Senate candidate's alleged pursuit of teenage girls is nothing more than a smear campaign by Democrats, establishment Republicans and the media, all working in cahoots: NBC's Chuck Todd.
Moore is facing growing calls from Republicans for him to step aside in the Alabama Senate race. One woman claimed she was 14 when Moore allegedly touched her over her underwear in 1979. She described a harrowing chain of events that ended with Moore attempting to force her into a sex act in a parked auto - an episode that, she said, left her with severe bruising on her neck.
Moore adamantly denies the allegation made the the Washington Post report. But instead of stopping, he began squeezing my neck, attempting to force my head onto his crotch.
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Nelson said that Moore eventually "gave up" and then warned her not to tell anyone.
"Mr. Moore began groping me, putting his hands on my breasts. Because there are groups that don't want me in the United States Senate", he said, naming the Democratic Party and the Republican establishment and accusing them of working together. I was twisting and struggling and begging him to stop.
She accused him of touching her breasts and locking the door to keep her inside his auto.
Speaking at a press conference in Louisville about tax reform, McConnell was asked if he believed Moore's accusers. "We've said this before and we'll say it again: Judge Moore is an innocent man and has never had any sexual misconduct with anyone". Roy Moore's campaign sent out an email Monday titled "Mitch McConnell's plot to destroy me".More news: Sean Hannity fans boycott Keurig, but will it make a dent?
Nelson and Allred say they'd like to see the Senate Judiciary Committee subpoena Moore to testify under oath, and that Nelson would be willing to do the same.
"Roy Moore's wife Kayla writes on Facebook the campaign is gathering evidence the Moore accusers were paid to come forward - which will part of their lawsuit", he wrote in a subsequent tweet.
Some Republicans have called for Moore to step aside in light of the accusations from the Post story. Moore and Jones face a December 12 special election to replace unusual, who was appointed to replace Jeff Sessions when Sessions was named USA attorney general. But more than being completely false and untrue, they're very hurtful to me personally.
He declined to say if that someone would be Luther Strange, who was appointed to the seat earlier this year but lost the GOP primary to Moore. Moore will face Democrat Doug Jones in the general election.More news: Three Chinese injured in vehicle attack in south France
But Moore has remained defiant.