Republicans are scurrying away from Roy Moore like’s he’s toxic. On Tuesday Paul Ryan added his name to the growing list of prominent conservatives begging Moore to abandon his Senate run.
“He should step aside. No. 1, these allegations are credible. No. 2, if he cares about the values and people he claims to care about, then he should step aside,” Ryan told reporters.
Moore, a longtime Alabama judge, was recently outed as a pervert. A woman claims that he harassed her and fondled her when she was just 14. Ironically, Moore spent his career promoting old-fashioned, staid values.
The first accusation threw open the floodgates.
According to the New York Post: “Another three women told the newspaper that Moore attempted to engage in relationships with them when they were between the ages of 14 and 18. On Monday, Beverly Young Nelson said Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 16 and he was around 30 after he offered her a ride home from her waitress job in 1977.”
Confident in either his innocence or ability to get votes, Moore is refusing to step down from the race. He’s set to face off against Democrat Doug Jones in a December special election. The winner will take over the Senate seat left vacant by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Republicans can’t force Moore to drop his campaign. If yanking away his funding and applying extreme public pressure doesn’t work, there’s nothing else they can do.
Moore’s like a cannonball ricocheting across the party. If he wins, Republicans might be become known as the party that accepts pedophiles. If he loses, Democrats score a huge victory.
(Source: New York Post)