Sessions: 'I have no reason to doubt' Moore's accusers

Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsOn the Trail: Senate GOP hopefuls tie themselves to Trump Trump looms as flashpoint in Alabama Senate battle Trump tweets test Attorney General Barr MORE on Tuesday said he believes the women who have accused Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual assault and misconduct. 
During a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday morning, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) pressed Sessions on whether he believes the women who have accused Moore. Lee held up photos of Moore and the women who have come forward while asking the question. 
"I have no reason to doubt these young women," Sessions said.
Multiple women have come forward alleging that Moore pursued relationships with them when they were in high school. And The New Yorker reported Monday night that Moore had been banned from a mall for harassing teenage girls. 
The attorney general said the Justice Department's ethics officials have advised him that he should stay out of any possible investigation regarding the race given his close ties to many of the officials involved in the campaign.
Still, he promised that his agency will perform its due diligence if it merits a federal investigation.
"We will do our duty," he said.