WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Senate Republican campaign committee says if Roy Moore wins his race in Alabama, the Senate should vote to expel him.
Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado says in a statement that he believes the women who accused Moore of sexual misconduct and that they spoke with "courage and truth." Gardner says what they recounted proves Moore is unfit to serve in the Senate and should not run for office.
Gardner says if Moore refuses to withdraw from the Alabama race and wins, "the Senate should vote to expel him because he does not meet the ethical and moral requirements of the United States Senate."
A new accuser has come forward, alleging that Moore assaulted her when she was 16. Moore calls that new allegation part of a "witch hunt" against him.
In a news conference held by lawyer Gloria Allred and the latest accuser, Beverly Young Nelson, Nelso said that Moore assaulted her when she was 16 and he was giving her a ride home from the restaurant where she worked.
Nelson said Moore groped her, touched her breasts and locked the door to keep her inside his car. She said he squeezed her neck while trying to push her head toward his crotch and that he tried to pull her shirt off.
She said he finally relented and, as she fell or was pushed out of the car, warned her no one would believe her if she spoke about the encounter.
She said she was a high school student at Gadsen High School at the Olde Hickory House and Moore was a regular customer. He sat in the same seat night after night.
Moore has refused to quit the race even with pressure mounting, including from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Alabama Gov said that there are no plans to change the date of the special election for the Senate.