Bold Republicans Say “IF True” Moore Should Step Down


Judge Roy Moore participates in the Mid-Alabama Republican Club's Veterans Day Program in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, U.S. November 11, 2017.
The allegations of sexual misconduct against Roy Moore have consumed the media and the political discourse in the country.  Sean Hannity interviewed Mr. Moore.

Hannity asked Moore whether he had “dated” girls as young as 17 years old, the age one of the women cited in a recent Washington Post article said she was when she went out with him. In response, Moore stopped short of unequivocal denial, saying only that he could not recall having done

Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah wrote on Twitter that “having read the detailed description of the incidents, as well as the response from Judge Moore and his campaign,” he could “no longer endorse his candidacy for the US Senate.” Republican Senator Steve Daines of Montana tweetedsuccinctly that he would be “pulling my endorsement and support for Roy Moore for U.S. Senate.”  Thus two GOP Senators get credit for doing the right thing.

Other Senators have not been as willing to put politics aside and do the right thing…to call a pedophile a pedophile.  Some of his political supporters called the allegations totally false, (as if they knew the true facts) while others claimed the women accusing him were in cahoots with the Democratic Party. A few went even further, excusing the alleged behavior, and compared Moore to Joseph, the father of Jesus.

Take Mary and Joseph. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus,” Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler told theWashington Examiner. “There’s just nothing immoral or illegal here.

Republican Sen. John Barrasso told CNBC on Monday that sexual misconduct allegations against Roy Moore are “disturbing,” and Moore should drop out of Alabama’s race if true.

“These charges seem very credible, they’re very disturbing,” said Senator John Barrasso, the fourth-ranking member in the Senate Republican leadership. “If true, he should move aside.”

 Other Republicans, including President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have called on Moore to withdraw from the race if the claims are found true.

GOP Sen. Pat Toomey urged Moore to drop out now, saying on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that Moore’s explanations had been inadequate.  Toomey said that, if true, Moore should drop out of the race.   Senator Bob Corker said:  “Look, I’m sorry, but even before these reports surfaced, Roy Moore’s nomination was a bridge too far.”

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., on Sunday said Moore’s denials seemed to raise more questions than answers.  “Certainly, the allegations are very, very strong. The denial was not as strong as the allegations,” Scott said.  However even Scott qualified his demand for Moore to drop out of the race, saying “If the allegations are true, there is no doubt he should step aside. And not for the party, but for the American people. We have to find a way to restore trust and confidence in our elected officials in our government, and this goes in the wrong direction.”

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said on CBS’ Face the Nation that Alabama voters will be the judge and jury for Moore, but that Moore’s “denial was not as strong as the allegations.”

When Republicans say that “If true” Moore should drop out of the race, they are totally irresponsible.  The allegations will never be proved or disproved in a Court of Law.  The allegations relate to conduct of Moore that allegedly occurred almost 40 years ago.  The statute of limitations has surely run and no civil claim has been filed.  Thus the allegations will never be proved “true.”  There is only common sense to guide Republicans, and we should demand that they be willing to do the right thing.  To demand that Moore withdraw “If true”  is a way to ensure that Moore would stay in the race.  If Moore withdrew it would be an acknowledgement that the allegations are true.

It would be like saying that if Todd Palin was a pimp, he should pay taxes on any money he earned.

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It would be like saying that if Bristol got pregnant out of wedlock she should not be a spokesperson for abstinence.

It would be like saying that if Track hit or kicked his girlfriend who was the mother of his child he should not be a spokesperson for victims of abuse.

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It would be like saying that if Sarah Palin was pregnant when she married Todd, the baby might not be Todd’s.

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8 thoughts on “Bold Republicans Say “IF True” Moore Should Step Down

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  1. Bumper Stickers now available:

    “Christianity – The Excuse Of Liars and Whores”

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  2. Well…things have certainly gotten interesting today concerning Moore. This is becoming insane. Well – I think Moore has been insane for a long, long time. His Christian stance is not going to hold up under this onslaught. He is a fraud and worse. The fact he has so much backing him in his state shows the level of mental competency of some of the voters there. He is done – it is just going to be a very untidy mess to clean up when he skulks away.

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  3. Nailed it! “If true” is the bailout phrase for people who enable criminals. When the crook is fighting the allegations, the truth is way off in the future after the defense attorneys finally run out of delays.

    Congress has lost all sense of propriety and being held to higher ethical standards. There was a time that all members, regardless of party, would call it an “appearance of impropriety” that tarnishes the good standing of the House or Senate. There was no “if true” or bailout phrase. They would suggest the member step drown until the matter is cleared up.
    Now we fear roadside rest stops; there might be a politician’s foot creeping into your stall.

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  4. Malia – Okay so this pervert frequented a mall, high school football games, and other places where teenagers hung out because he wanted to be close to teenage girls. Naively some girls accepted his offers for a ride home, and then suffered the consequences. They did nothing wrong! Moore was the predator. He should drop out of the race. It’s amazing how many people still support this freak! It is pathetic!

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