During a campaign speech on Sunday night, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) threatened to sue The Washington Post after it published allegations that he pursued relationships with four underage girls.
Moore immediately denied the allegations, calling them completely false and later accusing The Washington Post of attempting to end his campaign for Senate.
“The Washington Post published another attack on my character and reputation because they are desperate to stop my political campaign,” Moore told others in Huntsville, Alabama.
“These attacks said I was with a minor child and are false and untrue — and for which they will be sued,” he added, according to CNN.
Moore caught the public's eye when reports surfaced of controversial comments he made about gays and Muslims. President Donald Trump publicly backed Moore after his win against Luther Strange, who Trump initially supported in the Alabama Senate primary.
In response to the Post's report, the White House indicated that Trump expected Moore to step aside if the allegations were true. During the 2016 campaign, Trump himself faced many allegations of sexual misconduct and, similar to Moore, threatened to sue one of the outlets publishing at least two accounts of his alleged activity.
The Washington Post declined to comment to CNN for the story.