MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Senate candidate Roy Moore released a new statement Friday in response to what his campaign called "baseless attacks on his character."
Moore has denied a Washington Post report that he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl and pursued three other teenagers decades earlier as an assistant district attorney in his 30s.
As reaction continued to pour in Friday, Moore released this new statement:
The allegations were made Thursday and have triggered sharp backlash from would-be Republican colleagues on Capitol Hill, who called on Moore to quit the race if the allegations were true.
Moore has called the allegations a political attack, and on Friday, he blamed politicians on both sides.
"This never happened, they know it never happened and obviously you don't wait 40 years to bring up something like this. There are going to come out facts, there will be facts that show in this situation that this was a Democrat, and maybe even the established Republican, efforts to undermine this campaign because they don't want to hear the truth in Washington and they don' want to hear the truth about god and the constitution," Moore said on the Sean Hannity radio show Friday afternoon.