Mulvaney: Accusations against Moore 'credible'

White House budget director Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneyFauci says positive White House task force reports don't always match what he hears on the ground Bottom line White House, Senate GOP clash over testing funds MORE said on Sunday that he believes the women accusing Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct are credible, but added that he is torn on who to believe. 

"I believe they're credible. I don't know who to believe. Again, I'm with the Office of Management and Budget," Mulvaney told NBC's Andrea Mitchell on "Meet the Press." 

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The director went on to say that he thinks that voters in Alabama should ultimately decide whether Moore is elected to the Senate. 

Mulvaney's comments come as President Trump faces scrutiny for largely avoiding talking about the allegations facing Moore. 

"I do think the president has talked about Roy Moore. I think he said that he thinks the voters of Alabama should decide. I think that's probably the most common sense way to look at it. He doesn't know who to believe," Mulvaney told Mitchell. 

The president also faced backlash last week after he launched an attack on Democratic Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenCNN publishes first Al Franken op-ed since resignation Political world mourns loss of comedian Jerry Stiller Maher to Tara Reade on timing of sexual assault allegation: 'Why wait until Biden is our only hope?' MORE (Minn.) hours after the senators was accused of sexual misconduct last week. 

 

 

 

Mulvaney said Franken and Moore must be put into two different categories because Franken has admitted to sexual misconduct. 

"I think one of the significant differences there, Andrea, is that Franken admits it and Roy Moore denies it. So I do think that puts them in two different categories," he said.