washington - Paul Ryan, the Republican president of the US House of Representatives, has joined the line of prominent party fellow members demanding the withdrawal from the controversial candidate senator Roy Moore. Moore is accused of sexual misconduct by several women. Ryan called those allegations 'credible.'
On Tuesday there was a new accusation. This time from a 56-year-old woman who, when she was 16 years old, would have been assaulted by Moore. She is the fifth woman to come out about Moore's behavior. The other accusations also concern incidents that may have occurred years ago and come from women who were young girls at the time.
Moore is a candidate (70) at the mid-term election next month for a Senate seat on behalf of the state of Alabama. He is able to book as extremely conservative and self-sufficient. The establishment of the Republicans would fear that Moore would not be so close to the party discipline.
The Moore case is starting to become a headache dossier for the Republicans. The party now has a majority in the Senate of 52 against 48 seats for the Democrats. However, in the polls, the Democratic candidate Doug Jones is on a small lead. If Jones wins, the Republican majority drops to the smallest possible difference.
In November 2018 there are elections for another 33 seats in the Senate. If the Democrats get the majority, then it becomes even more difficult for Governor Donald Trump to introduce new laws and appoint new judges.