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Cornyn Drops Endorsement for Alabama Senate Candidate Accused of Sexual Assault


Roy Moore at a Sept. rally for U.S. Senate seat - YOUTUBE SCREENSHOT VIA GOLDEN STATE TIMES
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U.S. Senator John Cornyn has dropped his endorsement of Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore as more allegations of Moore's sexual assault and romantic pursuit of teenage girls comes to the surface.

Moore has now been accused of giving unwanted sexual attention to at least five different teenage girls during the 1970s, when Moore was in 30s and served as district attorney of Elowah County, Alabama.

Two of those allegations involve outright sexual assault. In one, Moore allegedly kissed a 14-year-old girl (while he was 32), made her undress in his car, and forced her to touch his crotch. In the other, which the New York Times broke Monday, Moore's accused of groping a 16-year-old girl in his car and physically forcing her head toward his crotch.

Cornyn buried his un-endorsement at the end of a statement released Monday.

"The most appropriate course of action, in my view, is to leave the final judgment in the hands of Alabama voters — where it has always belonged — and withdraw my endorsement," he said.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, meanwhile, is one of the few remaining senators who hasn't rescinded his endorsement of Moore, who's running to fill the Senate seat left by Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III.

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