Roy Moore Accuser Hits Republicans Backing Candidate: ‘Is The Party More Important?’


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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