Republicans have condoned lying, bullying and willful ignorance by a man some of them don't trust with the authority to launch nuclear war.
Sasse called the Post's story "heartbreaking".
"The allegations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying", McCain said.
Republican officials in Alabama and across the country have had mixed responses to a Washington Post report detailing allegations that Roy Moore, the Republican candidate in Alabama's special U.S. Senate race, initiated sexual contact with a 14-year-old when he was 32 and pursued relationships with three other teenagers while he was in his 30s.
Mr Moore won the right to represent the Republicans in the Senate election after surviving a bruising primary that divided the party, including Mr Trump and Mr Bannon.
No sooner was Roy Moore jolted by sensational charges Thursday that he had made advances to four teenaged girls 38 years ago than Republicans began to discuss what to do about their nominee in Alabama's special U.S. Senate election on December 12.
His words were echoed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Cory Gardiner. "I felt like I had done something bad".
In response to the allegations, Becky Ashley said: "I don't believe them at all". "Do you blame me for being suspicious of the whole matter?"
- Judge Roy Moore (@MooreSenate) November 9, 2017Our children and grandchildren's futures are on the line.
"Right now there is a lot of accusations being made against a lot of people", said Randall Mccaffrey. Days later, she says, he picked her up around the corner from her house in Gadsden, drove her about 30 minutes to his home in the woods, told her how pretty she was and kissed her.
In a Washington Post story published today, Corfman told how Moore had approached her and her mother outside a courtroom in Etowah County in 1979 and offered to watch Corfman, then 14, while her mother went inside for a custody hearing. He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear. She remembered thinking. "Please just get this over with. His very public reliance on Scripture and the Ten Commandments that got him removed as chief justice-all of this was just asking for someone to look into his past and see if there was something untoward".
"I stand by the interview I did with (reporters) Stephanie (McCrummen) and Beth (Reinhard)", Gibson told AL.com, saying she had no further statement beyond what she told the Post reporters.
Texas Sen. John Cornyn said, "If it is true I don't think his candidacy is sustainable".
Moore, an already controversial candidate because of his views on homosexuality and his record as a judge, defeated Sen.
The legal age of consent in Alabama is 16, and was at the time of the alleged incident with Corfman, when she was 14. "Even the Washington Post report says that he never had sexual intercourse with any of the girls, and never attempted sexual intercourse". When I asked Congressman Kevin Cramer about Moore's problems he said he didn't know much about them, a claim which (as I wrote in my column) strains credulity.