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Sessions, Ryan join call for Roy Moore to end run for office

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday joined the growing chorus of Republicans calling on embattled GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore to end his run for office over accusations he pursued sexual and romantic relationships with teenage girls.

Sessions, testifying before the House judiciary committee said he has “no reason to doubt these young women.”

Paul Ryan (r.)  speaks next to Steve Scalise during a news conference on November 14, 2017.

Paul Ryan (r.)  speaks next to Steve Scalise during a news conference on November 14, 2017.

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Multiple women have come forward to say Moore pursued relationships with them when he was in his 30s and they were teens.

GOP and Democratic pols alike piled on Moore as a new poll showed his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, with a lead in the race for the first time over the weekend.

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The special election to fill the seat previously held by Sessions is scheduled for Dec. 12.

The Washington Post reported last week that Moore had a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was in his 30s, and pursued romantic relationships with other teenagers.

Multiple women have come forward to say Moore (pictured) pursued relationships with them when he was in his 30s and they were teens.

Multiple women have come forward to say Moore (pictured) pursued relationships with them when he was in his 30s and they were teens.

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Moore has denied the accounts and refuses to drop from the race.

House Speaker Paul Ryan earlier Tuesday said the Alabama jurist should step aside because the “allegations are credible.”

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Meanwhile, Alabama secretary of state John Merrill said Tuesday that he is still supporting Moore, saying that his accusers could be “making it up.”

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