Another woman comes forward against Roy Moore

November 14, 2017

The situation for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore got even worse Monday, when another woman came forward to make a serious accusation that he sexually assaulted her in a car decades ago when she was 16. Moore’s attorney denounced the claim as a witch hunt brought forward by notorious feminist activist lawyer Gloria Allred, and Moore is threatening a defamation lawsuit against the Washington Post over the original report.

It’s hard for the public to know what to make of this sudden volley of charges that seem totally out of character. If true, then they are definitely disqualifying and Moore should bow out of the race immediately. But the timing is so convenient for Democratic hopes of retaking the Senate that some supporters who would normally be inclined to believe the accusers are hesitant. Many have known Moore as a staunch defender of conservative Christian values for decades and just don’t buy the charges. Some are suspicious because they’ve seen similar charges leveled at other Republicans, such as Herman Cain, just as they were rising in the polls. One new poll found that the charges have made 37% of Alabama Evangelicals more likely to vote for Moore because they think it’s an unfair smear campaign, with 28% less likely to vote for him, and 34% saying it makes no difference.

Meanwhile, a number of prominent Republicans have called on Moore to drop out, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who says he believes the women. But Moore has called on McConnell to step aside, and McConnell spent a lot of GOP money trying to defeat Moore in the primary, so neither is inclined to take advice from the other.

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One thing that’s fairly certain is that voters will likely not know who is telling the truth by the time the vote comes next month. They should be thinking of who will best represent their state’s interests in Washington. Instead, they’re now being asked, with no hard evidence, to base their vote on whether Roy Moore was, at one time at least, a cradle-robbing sexual predator or if he’s the innocent victim of a dirty political hit job. The latest serious charge has upped the ante, and Moore’s Sean Hannity interview didn’t help his case, even with some who were initially willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Republicans who are considering launching a write-in campaign for incumbent Luther Strange, who was endorsed by Trump and defeated by Moore in the primary, have to consider that if Moore doesn’t drop out, that will split the GOP vote and hand a solidly red state Senate seat to the Democrats. Even if Roy Moore’s denials are true, it's time for him to think hard about which is more important to him: defending himself and risking a loss or insuring that Alabama’s Senate seat doesn’t become one more weapon in the arsenal used by Chuck Schumer to advance a liberal agenda that represents everything he has long fought against.



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Comments 6-10 of 14

  • Selena K Davis

    11/14/2017 02:17 PM

    I stand with Judge Roy Moore. No, I no longer live in Alabama and can not vote there. I just thing we need something more definitive than these women who have literally come out of the woodwork to accuse him of something that may or may not have happened 40 years ago. I believe in innocent until proven guilty. With Mitch McConnell against him, people not jump on this bandwagon. McConnell should be the one to step down along with all the other RINOs.

  • Linda Osborne

    11/14/2017 02:03 PM

    I think it is s witch hunt lead by Democrats. If he was a sexual predator why are the only ones claiming this from 30 or 40 years ago. She didn’t have a tear in her eye and had to read from a script which was probably written by Allred

  • Stephen

    11/14/2017 02:01 PM

    I believe it’s the same type of hit job as Trump went through.
    Info wars at least three weeks before was the democrats next move back then.
    I’m praying for him.
    Even if it did happen and later
    became a believer washed in the blood.
    Their digging in garbage .
    Not one of them is without sin.
    To say your sin is bigger than mine is ignorance of Gods Word.
    But as created beings we all judge sometime or another.
    I would vote for him for the shear time factor why now?
    Well he probably is a believer.
    If so our God is a jealous God.
    This battle is His.

  • Chris Ann Pinter

    11/14/2017 01:57 PM

    I am a 48 year old woman , lifelong Republican and a proud Trumpster originally from the coalfields of Southern West Virginia . I think the timing on this stinks and I tried to give Mr Moore the benefit of the doubt from the beginning , as I realize a lot of this kind of thing is politically motivated. I continued to support him, until I heard his interview with Sean Hannity on Friday. The way a person answers questions is very telling, and I believe that if anyone would actually listen to how he answers these questions, they would see how guilty he appears to be. Now, my gripe is that folks such yourself , Sean Hannity Rush and others are backing this man and making it to be about politics... I feel it is irresponsible to turn us into the same as democrats , and rush to someone's defense before knowing the facts merely because they are a Republican. I dont know what the solution to this is except that people need to know the facts before they vote. respectfully, Chris Ann Pinter

  • Ira wheeler

    11/14/2017 01:57 PM

    He gets benefit of doubt. His history does not support such allegations so until some proof is offered he is innocent. Who are those “victims “, what is their background, why wait however many years to make statements, prove they weren’t recruited by Allred/liberals. McConnell has no validity as he evidently has no proof of allegations being true just his personal preference of candidates. Time for him to get out of office. He is one of the biggest impediments to progress by this legally elected administration which he was very public about his dislike and unfitness of Trump. Discredits anything he has said about Moore. Moore should run, win and sue all concerned for false charges and any and all actions associated with them. Dependent of course on him being innocent. Not his responsibility to prove innocence but the courts to prove his guilt. I seriously doubt sufficient evidence can be provided, only very questionable allegations.