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Roy Moore's lawyer tries to discredit accuser over yearbook handwriting
December 18 2017, 02:46 | Irvin Gilbert
Ivanka sides with victims who claim sexual assault by Moore
His lawyer, Phillip Jauregui, held a freaky news conference Wednesday afternoon in which he said Moore's campaign had hired a handwriting expert, and wanted to see a yearbook belonging to one of the accusers who said Moore had signed it to determine whether it was really Moore's writing.
"I also said, I can understand why women wait years to come forward to because of the evil that in cases where they are guilty, it's evil trauma, I can understand it, people have a hard time talking about it years later".
Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity joined the GOP critics during his show Tuesday evening, calling on Moore to explain "inconsistencies" in his response to allegations of child molestation or exit the Alabama race.
In Washington, Moore has lost the support of an ever-expanding list of Republicans that includes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Arizona Sen.
Sources close to Breitbart chief Steve Bannon told CNN he is sticking with Moore for the seat, wanting to dispel any notions that Bannon is turning on Moore, as a Drudge Report banner suggested Wednesday. President Donald Trump has remained mum on Moore since then. Alabama Republicans expressed reluctance to block Moore and enrage his legions of loyal conservative supporters.
"This kind of case would normally be a state case", he said.
In Alabama, a Republican group, the 5th Congressional District Republican Executive Committee, voiced its unanimous support for Moore on Wednesday, adopting a resolution supporting him as the GOP nominee.
Republican Roy Moore sought refuge among his evangelical base amid calls from national Republicans for him to drop out of the Alabama Senate race because of allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers.
Hannity played footage of Moore saying the accusation was "absolutely false" and that he didn't even know the woman.
Moore's campaign chairman, Bill Armistead, said he's "doubling down" on his support for Moore. "We deserve answers _ consistent answers _ and truth", he said. "For me, the judge has 24 hours".
The steering committee of the Alabama Republican Party is expected to meet to discuss how to respond to the scandal enveloping Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.
It's already too late to remove Moore's name from the ballot. 44% of them say they are less likely to vote for Moore in the wake of the scandal while only 6% say they're more likely to vote for him.
Analysis from undecided voters, who may ultimately determine the outcome of the December 12 election, do not view Moore as favorably. So should he receive the most votes after a withdrawal, they will not be counted.