Armistead: 'I don't see any possibility that Roy Moore could have done these things'

Armistead: 'I don't see any possibility that Roy Moore could have done these things'
Roy Moore. (Source: WBRC video)
Roy Moore. (Source: WBRC video)

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Roy Moore Campaign Chair Bill Armistead is asking one question when it comes to allegations lobbed at the GOP Senate candidate.

"I think the question is, do you believe the man that you've been seeing for 20, 30 years in public office? Or do you believe a couple of women that came forward with some charges that cannot be substantiated?" he asked during an interview with WBRC.

"He's an honorable man, a Christian man that holds principles very highly based on scripture," he continued during an interview on Good Day Alabama. "I do not see any possibility that Roy Moore could have done these things."

Leigh Corfman said that she had a sexual encounter with Moore when she was 14-years-old in an explosive report by The Washington Post last week. Moore was in his early 30s at the time. In the same story, three other women said he also pursued them when they were teenagers.

Another woman, Beverly Young Nelson, accused Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was 16 after he offered her a ride home.

Armistead said that he spent four hours with Moore after the first set of allegations were published.

"He flatly denied if from the very beginning," he said. "There was no hesitation about this."

"He confirmed to me over and over again that he has not assaulted any young lady whatsoever. These charges are completely fabricated."

Armistead is questioning the timing of these allegations, asking why the decades-old allegations surfaced four weeks before the Dec. 12th election.

"It leaves a lot to be answered as to why now."

He also attacked Gloria Allred, the famous attorney representing Nelson, saying that she is "parading" Moore's accusers in front of the press and making a spectacle. He also brought up her role in the landmark Roe V. Wade case.

"She is for murdering babies," he said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was also targeted in the interview. Armistead said that McConnell doesn't want Moore in the Senate, and spent $30 million to keep him from winning.

McConnell suggested Monday that Moore step away from the race. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan also called for Moore to withdraw. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who vacated the seat that Moore is seeking, said Tuesday that he has "no reason to doubt" the women making the accusations.

Armistead said that the campaign will release more information in support of its candidate.

"We're getting all the info, we're documenting it and making absolutely certain that if something goes out on the record that we know what we're talking about."

He said he remains hopeful about the state of the campaign.

"We believe that God is sustaining us through this campaign," he said. "We believe that His will will be done. We believe that Judge Moore will be elected. So, we just thank God for the opportunity to offer Judge Moore for service. He is a man of God. And, I think the people of Alabama recognize that. And, I think they'll support him on December 12th."

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