After the defeat of Roy Moore on Tuesday to Doug Jones for the Alabama Senate seat, one voice in particular is speaking out about what she feels is the next step for the disgraced candidate.
Beverly Young Nelson, a woman who has accused Moore of sexual assaulting her when she was only a teenager and he was in his 30s, recently suggested the allegations still need to be investigated.
“I feel like my story may have played a part in this,” Nelson told CNN, referencing Moore’s loss in the race. “But I also believe that it was the other victims as well that also helped, you know, with all this.”
“I feel like it was just not me,” she added. “It was all of us.”
As reported by The Western Journal, Moore was first accused of inappropriate behavior by Leigh Corfman, stating the alleged unwanted advances happened when she was only 14 and he was 32.
Since Corfman’s story, numerous women — including Nelson — have accused Moore of unwanted advances.
Moore has vehemently denied all accusations against him.
According to Time Magazine, Nelson backed up her claim using the women’s’ stories while suggestively calling out the rumors that she had accused Moore on the grounds of ruining his run for Senate.
“I’m very excited over that because, you know, there’s no reason for me to go and lie on television when this was, you know, the truth from day one,” Nelson said.
Earlier this month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated that, should Moore win, the Alabama politician would face an ethics investigation.
It’s an investigation Nelson claims she won’t back down from demanding.
“I intend on still pursuing it,” Nelson said. “I’m not giving up.”
The highly publicized election was held earlier this week and resulted in Moore losing to Jones, with Jones becoming the first Democratic senator to represent the state of Alabama in nearly two decades.
The win has raised concerns among conservative groups that Jones could potentially pose as an obstacle for Republican lawmakers in their attempt to pass tax reform and numerous other bills.
The result of Jones’ victory also means that Republicans control the House of Delegates by a slim 51-49, leaving little room within the party for defection on a bill.
However, until Alabama’s Secretary of State John Merrill certifies the win sometime between Dec. 26 and Jan. 3, Jones cannot be seated.
The Senate has yet to set an official date for Jones’ swearing in.
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