Republican Rep. Scott Taylor (Republican for Virginia) attacked Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore on Wednesday, telling CNN that he physically attacked Moore if he had badually badaulted his own daughter.
"All I know is what I've seen," Taylor said. "I saw the man give his interview, personally, I do not think it's enough."
"The 14-year-old girl who was there, I can tell you right now if it was my daughter, I would break her face, break her fingers, and probably make it much worse," Taylor told CNN's John Berman, referring to to Moore's badual misconduct accusations with a 14-year-old boy in the '70s, when he was 32.
Taylor, a former Navy SEAL, told Berman that he did not find Moore's refusals to be credible and he said he would not be "comfortable" supporting him.
"I think the president has probably seen himself in the rough policy, and the alternative, of course, would jeopardize his agenda in a very close Senate," Taylor said.
"People can have their feelings about it, whether they do or not … but I certainly do not feel comfortable with the explanation [Moore’s] and everything that happened," he added.
He said that Moore's followers should "listen to women" who have accused Moore of seeking relationships and, in some cases, of badually badaulting them when they were minors.
"I think you have to listen to women," Taylor said. "Clearly, this is not an isolated case now."
Moore and his campaign have denied the allegations, which they have called a joint media effort and their opponent, Democrat Doug Jones, to discredit him.
"If you look at this situation, you'll see that, because I'm 11 ahead, or 10 and 11 points ahead – this race only has 28 days off, this is a political maneuver. It has nothing to do with reality, it's about policy, "Moore said last week.
Moore will face Jones in a special election in December for the open seat of the Alabama Senate. The seat is currently in the hands of the senator Luther Strange Luther Johnson StrangeAlabama election has GOP competing against clock McConnell PAC demands that Moore return his money to Graham in Moore: "We are about to yield a seat" key to Trump agenda MORE (R-Ala.), whom Moore defeated in a Republican primary in September.