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Sen. Mike Lee pulls endorsement of Roy Moore

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WASHINGTON (ABC4 Utah) – Mike Lee, United States senator from Utah, pulls his endorsement of a candidate after allegations of sexual misconduct surface.

A Washington Post report Thursday based on interviews with more than 30 people detailed allegations that the Republican Senate candidate from Alabama pursued sexual relationships with several women when they were between 14 and 18 years old and he was in his 30s, including alleged sexual contact with the 14-year-old.

“Having read the detailed description of the incidents, as well as the response from Judge Moore and his campaign, I can no longer endorse his candidacy for the US Senate,” said Lee in tweet Friday afternoon. 

Moore said the allegations against him are “completely false.”

“These allegations are completely false and misleading,” Moore told Sean Hannity on Hannity’s syndicated radio show, “The Sean Hannity Show,” on Friday afternoon.

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tweeted Friday that he believes there is merit to the accusations of sexual abuse against Moore, adding that he should “step aside.”

“Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections. I believe Leigh Corfman,” Romney tweeted, referring to the accuser named in a Washington Post report. “Her account is too serious to ignore. Moore is unfit for office and should step aside.”

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