Walker’s stance shifted after fifth woman came
forward and Mitch McConnell changed his stance
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is joining the growing chorus of Republicans who are calling for Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore to step aside amid more allegations he had sexual contact with teenage girls in the 1970s.
On Sunday, Walker said Moore should only step aside if the allegations proved true. He likened those claims to a false 2012 recall campaign rumor that Walker had fathered a “love child.”
After another woman came forward Monday, however, and said Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 14, Walker issued a one-sentence statement saying “I believe Roy Moore should step aside.”
Walker’s change in position came after Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell made a similar shift Monday.
Both of the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin, Kevin Nicholson and state Sen. Leah Vukmir, said Monday they stood by their statements from last week that Moore should step aside if the allegations are true.