White House: President Trump thinks Alabama voters should decide Moore’s fate

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(CNN) — White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said President Donald Trump finds the allegations against Roy Moore “very troubling” and believes Moore’s fate should rest in the hands of Alabama voters.

“The President believes that these allegations are very troubling and should be taken seriously and he believes that the people of Alabama should make a decision on who their next senator should be,” Sanders said Thursday.

The Washington Post published a report last week based on interviews with more than 30 people, saying Moore had 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.

Since the Post’s report, more people have come forward with accusations against the controversial Republican nominee. A woman on Monday accused Moore of sexually assaulting her at age 16.

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.

Sanders declined to say what mechanisms the President believes should be used to determine the veracity of the allegations, though she said: “possibly by a court of law.”

She said she does not know whether President Trump would vote for Moore if he were an Alabama resident.