KY Senators caught up in Roy Moore spectacle

KY Senators caught up in Roy Moore spectacle

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Embattled Alabama Republican Senate Candidate Roy Moore continued his Twitter attacks Wednesday on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

A defiant tweet from Moore Wednesday night urged McConnell to "Bring. It. On."

McConnell wants Moore to drop out of the race and says he believes the women who accuse Moore of assault and pursuing teenage girls decades ago.

The Kentucky Senator floated the idea of replacing Moore on the ballot with a write-in candidate, possibly recruiting former Alabama Senator and current U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The suggestion prompted a series of angry tweets from Moore.

"3 STRIKES AND YOU'RE OUT, MITCH," read one tweet in all-caps on Tuesday.

Another read "Mitch McConnell's days as Senate Majority leader are coming to an end very soon."

On Wednesday, Moore accused McConnell in a tweet of "…helping to elect a far-left Democrat!"

Some of Moore's tweets also used the inflammatory hashtags #InsideHitJob and #DitchMitch.

Kentucky's Junior Senator Rand Paul remained silent on Moore. Paul endorsed Moore in October but has not publicly withdrawn his support.

Time Magazine reported Wednesday Paul is the only U.S. Senator who has not withdrawn his endorsement of Moore's candidacy.

WAVE 3 News contacted Senator Paul's office for comment but received no reply.

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