McConnell on if Moore should be in Senate: The people of Alabama will decide

McConnell on if Moore should be in Senate: The people of Alabama will decide
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP strategist donates to Alabama Democrat McConnell names Senate GOP tax conferees Brent Budowsky: A plea to Alabama voters MORE (R-Ky.) said on Sunday that the people of Alabama will decide whether GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore is elected.

During an interview on ABC's "This Week," McConnell was asked whether he thinks Moore should be in the Senate.

"I'm going to let the people of Alabama make the call," McConnell said.

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He was pressed on whether he is prepared to take action if Moore is elected.

"The Ethics Committee will have to consider the matters that have been litigated in the campaign should that particular candidate win," he said.

McConnell had previously called for Moore to step aside in the race for Alabama Senate after multiple women accused the former judge of sexual misconduct. Moore has denied the allegations.

McConnell said last month he believes the women who have accused Moore.

At the time, he joined a growing number of lawmakers who were calling for Moore to step aside in the race.

McConnell's apparent shift comes after President Trump last month appeared to throw his support behind Moore.

Trump in the past blasted Moore's Democratic opponent, saying Doug Jones would be a "disaster." He also said Republicans "don't need a liberal person" in the upper chamber.