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GOP Leaders Tell Roy Moore To Stand Aside

PostPosted: November 14th, 2017, 2:18 am
by toucana
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Alabama Candidate Roy Moore

Senior GOP leaders have told their candidate Roy Moore to stand aside from the special election in Alabama on 12 December after a fifth woman appeared in public and accused him of having sexually assaulted her when she was 16 years old.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/13/gop-senate-campaign-chair-calls-on-senators-to-expel-moore-if-he-wins-special-election.html

Beverely Young Nelson testified on Monday that Moore had attacked her in his car in 1977 after offering her a lift home when she was working as a waitress, then initimidated her into silence by telling her that he was the district attorney for Etowah County, and that no-one would believe her word as a child against him.

Four other women had previously named Moore as a sexual predator who had harrassed them, one of them called Leigh Corfman having been just 14 years old at the time according to an article first published by the Washington Post.

An even more damning allegation circulated by local Alabama journalists claims that Moore’s predilection for stalking young women was so notorious that he was actually black-listed and banned from visiting a local shopping mall in Gadsden Etowah County some years ago.

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/11/gadsden_residents_say_moores_b.html#incart_m-rpt-2

GOP Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has told Moore to stand aside, and Senator Cory Gardener who is the chairman of the National Senatorial Republican Committee has said that Roy Moore should be expelled from the Senate if he wins the special election on 12 December which was originally called after Jeff Sessions was appointed Attorney General in the Trump administration.

So far, Roy Moore and his supporters have remained defiant calling the original Washington Post story ‘liberal fake news’, and citing the Christian nativity story as a precedent for a relationship between ‘Joseph an adult carpenter and a teenage Mary who became the mother of God’. Some of the more extreme local GOP partisans in Alabama have suggested that they would rather vote for a pedophile than a Democrat.

The practical difficulty facing the GOP leadership is that it is now too late to remove Moore from the Alabama ballot, and they would have to rely on a write-in candidate if they wished to support another contender. One suggestion is that they might turn to Luther Strange who they supported in the primary nomination contest. Alternatively they might allow Roy Moore to be elected, then expel him from Senate and ask the Alabama governor to nominate Jeff Sessions back into his old seat.

Re: GOP Leaders Tell Roy Moore To Stand Aside

PostPosted: November 14th, 2017, 9:58 am
by zetreque
Any chance we might get something similar with the unqualified, young, biased, inexperienced nominee for court judge who appears to be nominated only because he is young and he writes a blog column dissing on Clinton which by their logic means they will have someone, a puppet, on their partisan side filling the life term seat for a very long time.

http://beta.latimes.com/politics/la-na- ... story.html

Re: GOP Leaders Tell Roy Moore To Stand Aside

PostPosted: November 14th, 2017, 11:11 am
by Braininvat
Interesting that McConnell's change of tune (until yesterday, he was in the "if true" camp, and was basically giving Moore the green light given the difficulty of proving events 40 years in the past) seemed to coincide with the release of polling that showed Moore now behind Jones, the democratic challenger. It's okay to be a paedophile in the GOP, so long as you are a paedophile who can WIN. If Trump hadn't already alerted you to this, it's now clearer than ever that the GOP has sold its soul to the Devil.

Moore is a deranged monster. He wants to criminal prosecute gays for....being gay. He says the 9/11 attacks were "divine retribution" on our country. He wants to deport all Muslims. And now this. But it took poor polling numbers to get the leader of the GOP Senate coalition to reject him. Wow. Just wow.