Republicans must turn their backs on Roy Moore

11 November, 2017, 01:37 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
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A growing chorus of Senate Republicans, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., have called on Senate candidate Roy Moore to withdraw from a special election in Alabama if allegations prove true that the former judge initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl almost four decades ago.

Alabama's Republican national committeeman says allegations of sexual impropriety against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore are a "sinister" attempt to derail his candidacy. "I assume everybody has made some kind of mistake in life, but I wouldn't think he needs to step aside unless they prove that he is guilty of some bad sexual conduct".

"I'm not buying it", Henry said.

Harris, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, endorsed Moore in September ahead of Alabama's Republican primary runoff.

No matter what happens, Moore will remain on the ballot on December 12 since a candidate's name can not be removed within 76 days of the election, according to the office of Alabama's secretary of state.

So, Kreuger said, Moore will not only provide an unwelcome distraction but also can't be counted on even if he does win.

On the ground in Alabama, some Republicans were willing to downplay the allegations.

As of 2 p.m. EST Friday afternoon, the RNC and the Alabama Republican Party both remained in the joint committee.

Vice President Mike Pence also "found the allegations in the story disturbing and believes, if true, this would disqualify anyone from serving in office", said spokeswoman Alyssa Farah.

Moore denies the allegations.


An Alabama state official is citing the Bible to defend the Republican U.S. Senate candidate accused of sexual advances on girls. I believe this is Doug Jones, some of his doings, you know.

Just this week, he allegedly stated that "transgenders don't have rights". "Even those who followed ancient marriage customs, which we would not follow today, knew the difference between molesting and marriage".

The most serious of these allegations was an on-the-record statement from a woman named Leigh Corfman that Moore, then 32, kissed and inappropriately touched her when she was 14 years old.

Asked to clarify if Blunt was canceling on the fundraiser, she repeated, "He won't be in AL". She described meeting Moore, who was then an assistant district attorney, at the courthouse in Etowah County, Ala., where he offered to watch her while her mother attended a custody hearing.

The accusations were made in a report in The Washington Post on Thursday.

If the Bible is not clear on the subject, the law is: Alabama's legal age of consent then and now is 16 and adults can not touch children sexually or entice them into a home for that goal.

In Washington at least, few Republicans came to Moore's defense in the hours after the report was published. John McCain, R-Ariz., in calling for Moore to step down immediately.

Sens. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Jeff Flake of Arizona echoed those comments, and No. 2 Senate Republican John Cornyn of Texas calls the report "deeply troubling".

"You understand this is 40 years ago and after the military, and I dated a number of young ladies", Moore said of the possibility of going on dates with other young women.

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