GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, who was asked to step down by several GOP Senators, including Mitch McConnell, stated in a tweet that he believes that McConnell needs to resign from the Senate. Moore, who is alleged to have had sexual encounters with several women when they were underage, is claiming to be totally innocent. He is claiming that all of the accusations are false and that they are being fueled by Democrats who are anxious to defeat him in the U.S. Senate race. The last female accuser, who surfaced on Monday, stated that she was sexually abused when she was sixteen years old.

Moore's response was that these accusations were "all about politics."

'Drain the Swamp'

In response to a request by Senator Mitch McConnell to step down as the GOP Senate nominee in the state of Alabama, Moore responded by tweeting that McConnell is the one who needs to resign. Moore ended his tweet with the hashtag #DraintheSwamp, which, along with "Make America Great Again," was the slogan of the Trump campaign. The irony of this is that Moore is making these remarks as he is being "drained" out of the Alabama GOP political swamp.

Jeff Sessions and returning to Senate

The talk among the GOP leadership network in Washington, including McConnell and most of the other GOP Senators, is that if Moore wins the election, he will not be allowed to be seated by the current U.S.

Senate. According to the possible scenario that is being floated around Washington, Moore would be "sworn in" as a Senator, and then the Senate would immediately "expel" him. Then, as the hypothetical scenario continues, the Governor of Alabama, Kay Ivey, (R), would appoint Attorney General Jeff Sessions, to the United States Senate from Alabama.

However, most sources close to Sessions report that he is not interested in returning to the Senate at this time. To date, however, Sessions, whose colleague Rick Perry, has his own theories on sexual assault, is the only person whose name is being floated as the likely replacement for Moore should he be expelled from the Senate.

Other possibilities

It goes without saying that other possibilities are being circulated in Washington with respect to the Roy Moore matter. One of the possibilities is that the Alabama GOP, which currently is still backing Moore, would talk Moore into dropping out of the Senate race. In that unlikely scenario, the GOP would come up with a write-in candidate because it is too late for them to be added to the ballot. Generally speaking, write-in candidacies are unsuccessful even for popular candidates. Although it is a gamble, the write-in candidacy may be the only option left for the GOP, even if Moore were to drop out of the race right away.

Another possibility is that Moore could win the Senate race and refuse to be sworn into office in early January 2019.

In that event, Moore would not be "expelled" from the Senate because he was not sworn into office. In that scenario, which also is unlikely, the Governor would not be able to replace Moore right away because the seat, which would be empty, would not have been immediately vacated by an expulsion, death, resignation, etc… It would take a few months for the seat to be declared vacated, which would tie up the Senate, embarrass the GOP, and adversely affect the GOP's ability to pass legislation.

Another possibility is that Moore could be sworn in and seated, but not put on any committees or given any role within the Senate whatsoever. In that scenario, Moore's next campaign would not be funded by the GOP and he most likely would end up not being the party's nominee in 2024, if and when he runs for re-election.

Finally, the possibility is that Moore will remain the GOP candidate and will lose the election to Democrat Doug Jones. Right now the two candidates are running "neck and neck;" but that can change very quickly as more allegations from Moore's alleged victims surface. As of this writing, Donald Trump is still supporting Moore and defending his candidacy on Twitter. Of course, things change on Twitter with the flip of a switch, especially when it comes to politics.