Everybody who is anybody has already offered an opinion of the sexual harassment allegations thrown at Alabama’s Judge Roy Moore, so I figured I needed to address the situation as well.
President Donald Trump took a step toward politically disowning Alabama’s Republican U.S. Senate candidate on Friday, saying he’s confident that Judge Roy Moore ‘will’ quit the race if shocking sexual allegations against him are accurate.
I don’t agree that statement can be classified as a “disowning.” It is more of an expectation Moore will do the right thing for himself, for the party, and for the country..
The Washington Post quoted four women on Thursday who said Moore made sexual overtures to them and touched them when they were 18 years old or younger. One accuser was 14 at the time, in 1979.
I question the timing. The nation’s foremost leftist rag just happens to unearth these women and their allegations a month before the election? And they all want to come forward after almost four decades? I guess it’s possible, but is it likely?
‘Like most Americans the president believes we cannot allow a mere allegation, in this case one from many years ago, to destroy a person’s life,’ Sarah Sanders told reporters aboard Air Force One as it descended toward Da Nang, Vietnam.
‘However,’ she continued, ‘the president also believes that if these allegations are true, Judge Moore will do the right thing and step aside.’
Okay, here’s my take on this story (and it’s similar to some pundits who have already opined). First of all, if the allegations are true, Moore should immediately step aside. The accusations are disgusting, and – again, IF true – disqualifying.
That said, the only people who absolutely know what happened are Moore and his accusers. Not the press, not the voters, and certainly not the GOP establishment.
Second, the usual establishment clowns – Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Jeff Flake, and John Cornyn are demanding Moore bow out of the race “if the allegations are true.” Worse still, Mitt Romney said this yesterday: “Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections.” Apparently Mitt slept through the Due Process section of the Constitution.
Okay, but how are we going to prove the allegations are true? Unless there is hard evidence like audio or video, the charges are impossible to prove one way or the other. Certainly not before the December election.
I honestly don’t know what happened here – especially since I was ten years old when the first alleged incident occurred. What I do know is the Washington Post will do literally anything to derail a conservative, some people will do anything to earn their fifteen minutes of fame, and most politicians are cheats and liars.
No one wins at the end of this story, but I believe everyone is innocent until proven guilty and due process is essential if we are to be a nation of laws.