Paul Ryan issues statement on Judge Roy Moore

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During a press conference with House GOP leaders Tuesday morning, House Speaker Paul Ryan was asked about Judge Roy Moore, who is facing sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women.

Moore, of Alabama, who is a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, was just hit with allegations from a fifth woman on Monday, identified as Beverly Young Jones, who said that Moore had sexually assaulted her in 1977 when she was 16 years old.

Responding to questions about Moore’s Senate race, Ryan said the allegations are “credible” and that “he should step aside.”

“If he cares about the values and the people who he claims to care about, then he should step aside,” Ryan told reporters.

On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called for Moore to drop out of the race.

Additionally, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) withdrew his endorsement of Moore on Monday evening.

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