"I'll quit standing when they lay me in that box and put me in the ground," Moore said
More people continue to come forward with allegations against Moore
Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore on Thursday continued to deny the allegations against him as more women continue to come forward.
“They’re not only untrue, but they have no evidence to support them,” Moore said in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Washington Post published a report last week based on interviews with more than 30 people, saying Moore pursued relationships with teenagers while he was in his 30s. One woman said she was 14 years old when Moore initiated sexual contact with her.
“The Washington Post is certainly not evidence,” Moore said Thursday.
Since the Post’s report, more people have come forward with accusations against the candidate. A woman on Monday accused Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was 16.
Moore’s Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, responded Thursday to news that the state GOP is maintaining its backing for the 70-year-old Moore amid the accusations, calling it unfortunate.
“It’s really unfortunate considering the allegations and the nature of the allegations and the credibility of the allegations that people continue – one of the problems in this state is people continue to put a political party above what’s in the best interest of the state and what’s in the best interest of the country,” Jones said.