Only one senator, Roger Wicker of Mississippi, explicitly declined to suggest that Mr. Moore step down, even with the “if true” caveat. Why, he asked, didn’t the women who spoke to The Post come forward earlier?
“They’re very, very old charges,” Mr. Wicker told Mississippi News Now. “You have to ask, and I think people in Alabama will be asking, why this hasn’t come out in the 40 years’ time with him running for so many offices.”
Twelve senators — Roy Blunt, John Boozman, Richard M. Burr, Thad Cochran, Tom Cotton, Michael D. Crapo, Deb Fischer, Charles E. Grassley, Johnny Isakson, John Kennedy, Rand Paul and Todd Young — have not responded publicly to the allegations. But Mr. Blunt is no longer attending a fund-raiser for Mr. Moore on Friday.