Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA) says that he would physically attack Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore if he engaged in sexual misconduct hurting his daughter.
“All I’ve known is what I’ve seen,” he said Wednesday on CNN while discussing the allegations against Moore. “I saw the man give his interview. Me personally, I don’t think it was sufficient enough.”
“The 14-year old girl that was there, I can tell you right now if it was my daughter, I’d break his face, I’d break his fingers, and I’d probably do a lot worse,” Taylor added, referencing sexual misconduct accusations against Moore involving a 14-year-old girl.
Taylor added that he does not find Moore’s denials about his past behavior believable and would not feel “comfortable” backing him.
“I think you have to listen to the women,” he said of Moore’s accusers. “Clearly, this isn’t an isolated incident now.”
“I think the president has probably looked at raw politics, and the alternative, of course, would jeopardize his agenda in a very close Senate,” the former Navy SEAL added.
“The people can have their feelings about that, whether he should do it or not … but I certainly don’t feel comfortable with [Moore’s] explanation and everything that happened.”
President Trump on Tuesday seemingly threw his support behind Moore by criticizing his Democratic opponent for Alabama’s vacant Senate seat.
“We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat,” he said of Doug Jones while discussing the Senate race.
Multiple women have accused Moore of past sexual misconduct, including one woman who alleges that he initiated a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 and he was 32.
Moore and his campaign have since vehemently denied the allegations, arguing that the media is giving them unfair coverage.
The accusations have thrown Alabama’s Senate race into turmoil ahead of of the state’s Dec. 12 special election.