McConnell: Let Alabama voters decide if Moore joins Senate

Roy Moore, is a Republican politician and a former American judge., Photo: Alabama Unified Judicial System
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's going to leave it up to the voters of Alabama next week to decide whether Alabama GOP candidate Roy Moore should serve in the Senate.

McConnell was initially among several national Republicans to urge Moore to drop out of the race after multiple women accused Moore of inappropriate sexual conduct decades ago, when they were as young as 14.

McConnell is now taking a slightly different position.

The Kentucky Republican tells The Associated Press that the "people of Alabama" should decide.

Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones in the Dec. 12 special election.

McConnell told ABC's "This Week" that he believed the Senate Ethics Committee would take up an investigation if Moore is elected, but that it'll be up to that panel to decide.