Monday, 11 December 2017 19:04

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Sen. Collins speaks out against Roy Moore

STATEWIDE- The much-discussed senate race in Alabama concludes on Tuesday, and while republican Roy Moore has the support of President Trump and the Republican Party, one of Maine's republicans is speaking out against him.

Senator Susan Collins tells ABC 7 and Fox 22 she does not-- and never has-- supported Roy Moore.

Moore has been accused by several women of inappropriate sexual conduct when they were underage.

Collins says she has found these women's stories to be credible, and Moore's denials to be the exact opposite.

“He's not a candidate that I supported at any point in this process. And obviously my concerns about him only escalated once all of these allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct came forward,” said Sen. Susan Collins.

Collins says Moore raised red flags when he was judge, refusing to follow two judicial orders.

She tells us she is disappointed that the Republican National Committee opted to put money into his campaign.

When asked about democratic Senator Al Franken resigning for similar allegations, she says that was his own decision.

Ashley Paul

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Ashley joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox 22 in April 2015. After working as an intern at Fox 29 in Philadelphia, Fox 25 and Channel 7 in Boston, and The Today Show in Australia, she is so excited to officially kick off her career as a reporter here in Maine!

Growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Ashley has had an interest in news since anchoring the morning broadcast at her elementary school at the age of 10. Ashley is also a graduate of Boston University, with a degree in Journalism. At BU, she participated in various BUTV programs and reported live from the democratic headquarters during the election day coverage.

When not at the station, Ashley enjoys working out, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and watching movies. She is so excited to enjoy all that Maine has to offer, so if you see her out be sure to say hello!