Roy Moore Accuser Hits Republicans Backing Candidate: ‘Is The Party More Important?’
EXCLUSIVE: Beverly Young Nelson, Roy Moore accuser, speaks out as Alabama Senate race vote draws near: https://t.co/Xtk69i98dd pic.twitter.com/jU9qtMQBdT
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Beverly Young Nelson, who accused Alabama Republican senate nominee Roy Moore of trying to rape her when she was 16, spoke with Good Morning America Friday morning — just days before the election.
“It sickens me,” Nelson told GMA. “It sickens me to think what may go on with him if he gets into office, maybe.”
In a stunning press conference held last month, Nelson joined a number of other women accusing Moore of preying on them when they were teenagers. Nelson claimed Moore groped her and attempted to rape her while giving her a ride home in 1977. She produced her high school yearbook at the presser, which had a note and signature from Moore, who was at the time a district attorney.
“He could be doing this still,” Nelson continued in her powerful GMA interview. “We don’t know. And then again I hope that he’s changed.”
Moore has denied all the allegations, claiming to have never met any of his accusers.
The GMA report — billed as an exclusive, though NBC’s Megyn Kelly had the first interview with Nelson last month — notes that many of Moore’s supporters have called Nelson a liar. The Alabama candidate’s nutcase spokesperson even called into question the legitimacy of the yearbook note.
“That really hurt me,” Nelson said. “God knows, and Roy knows, and I know what happened.”
Nelson, who voted for President Donald Trump, also hit Republican lawmakers that are backing Moore despite finding the allegations against him credible.
“Is the party more important — really — than what happened?” Nelson asked. “I feel like my incident is being swept under the rug, literally, because he’s a Republican.”
Watch above, via ABC News.
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