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Roy Moore is pictured Tuesday night, Sept. 26, 2017, after winning the GOP nomination in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama. (FOX10 News) Roy Moore is pictured Tuesday night, Sept. 26, 2017, after winning the GOP nomination in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama. (FOX10 News)
MOBILE, AL (WALA) -

Roy Moore is speaking up again about the allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

As Republicans in Congress pull their support for him, Moore continues to deny the accusations, calling them an attack on his campaign for senate, especially because of the timing of it all.

"I have not been guilty of sexual misconduct in with anyone," said Moore who says all of the recent claims are false. "I want to make it clear, to the media present and to the people present, I have not provided alcoholic beverages, beer or anything else to a minor."

Moore believes this is an attack because it came at such a crucial time for his campaign.

"These allegations came only 4 1/2 weeks before the general election of Dec. 12. Why now?" Moore said.

Although he denied the claims, some Republicans in Congress aren't buying it. Senators Steve Daines and Mike Lee pulled their support via Twitter. Senator Bob Corker tweeted "the nomination was a bridge too far." The Republican governor of Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan, also tweeted that Moore is "unfit" and should "step aside." The former Alabama Judge's Democratic opponent Doug Jones talked about the claims last night at an event in Prichard.

"It's his issue. Need his problem," said Jones. "They are serious allegations they need to be addressed specifically not just in a general denial and blaming someone else."

As we get into the home stretch of the race, Moore isn't backing down now.

"This article is a prime example of fake news, an attempt to divert attention from the true issues which affect our country," he said.

There were talks about a possible delay of the election after the accusations surfaced, however, today Governor Kay Ivey says she has no plans to move the upcoming U.S. Senate election. The election will remain on Dec. 12.

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