Lawmakers were quick to respond to the allegations, and many Republicans called on Moore to step down as the party’s Senate nominee.
“If there is any truth at all to these horrific allegations, Roy Moore should immediately step aside as a Senate candidate,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said in a statement.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called the allegations “deeply disturbing and disqualifying.”
“He should immediately step aside and allow the people of Alabama to elect a candidate they are proud of,” McCain wrote on Twitter.
Moore has been labeled a “bigot” and a “theocratic crackpot” for his record as an Alabama Supreme Court judge.
In 2003, Moore garnered national attention when he had a 5,280-pound monument of the 10 Commandments built inside Alabama’s state judicial building. He has also suggested that Muslims should be barred from serving in Congress and that homosexuality should be outlawed.