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Jamie Park, Staff Writer

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   On November 13th, Judge and Alabama Senate candidate Roy S. Moore faced a fifth sexual allegation from Beverly Young Nelson.

  Nelson stated that Moore attacked her in his car after her shift at a local restaurant when she was 16 years old. According to the New York Times, she said, “I tried fighting him off, while yelling at him to stop, but instead of stopping, he began squeezing my neck, attempting to force my head onto his crotch.” After, Nelson claimed that Moore warned her that nobody would believe her if she attempted to tell anyone.

  In response to the allegation, Moore’s campaign stated that the allegation was only trying “to create a spectacle” and that she was leading a “witch hunt.” However, many people dismissed his campaign statement. The Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, stated, “I believe the women.”

  Russell Martin (11) believed that the woman’s claims should be investigated. He said, “I want the allegations to be looked into and proved that they aren’t made up to prevent him from running.”

  Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado called on the Senate to vote on unseating Moore if he won the Alabama seat.  Gardner said, “[Moore] does not meet the ethical and moral requirements of the United States Senate.”

  Lesley Pearson (9) said, “I think it’s important that the women spoke up. Becoming a senator is a big position because they can influence many policies and laws. With the women’s allegations, the right senator with good morals can be chosen.”

   With the news of another allegation of sexual misconduct, the Senate Republicans are talking about expelling Moore if he wins the December 12th Senate election.

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