Gov. Kasich: GOP senate candidate Roy Moore "should step aside"

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a rally, in Fairhope, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

COLUMBUS -- Ohio Governor John Kasich called on Alabama GOP senate candidate Roy Moore to step aside following reports of sexual misconduct from women who say Moore pursued them when they were teens. Moore was reportedly in his 30s at the time.

Kasich tweeted Friday, "I've long opposed Roy Moore & his divisive viewpoints. The actions described make him unfit for office. The GOP must not support him. He should step aside.”

"These allegations are completely false and misleading," Moore said Friday on Sean Hannity's radio show.

Moore, asked if he would have dated women in their teens when he was in his 30s, told Hannity, "Not generally, no." Moore did say he dated "a lot of young ladies" when he returned home from the military in his 30s.

"It never happened, and I don't even like hearing it because it never happened, and they're doing this a month away," Moore said, mentioning the upcoming election and his 40 years of public service.

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