It is scary that a Republicans in Alabama are likely to elect an alleged pedophile, Roy Moore, to the Senate. But it should not be shocking since we elected a woman abuser and mysoginist to the presidency.
Roy Moore came out swinging against Establishment Republicans, Democrats, and the Washington Post and was cheered as he did so.
A beligerent Roy Moore attacks Democrats, Establishment Republicans, & Washington Post
According to ABCNews,
Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore on Saturday again adamantly denied sexual misconduct allegations and promised that "revelations about the motivations" behind the news report of his alleged behavior will come out in a few days.
Speaking at a Veterans Day event in the Birmingham area, the Alabama Senate hopeful also questioned why allegations about his behavior 40 years ago are coming out at this time. He said it was politically motivated "fake news."
“Why now?" Moore said. "For 40 years I have been closely scrutinized in the press and the public media."
The answer, he suggested, is that "Democrats and the Republican establishment know the importance of this election. In fact, most people in America know the importance of this election. They see it as a prelude of the elections coming in 2018. It may very well determine the future of our country."
Roy Moore in his speech made a statement that can only be considered a threat.
“In the next few days, there will be revelations about the motivations and the content of this article," Moore said. "They will be brought to the public. We fully expect the people of Alabama to see through this charade."
Many Right Wing Republicans have attempted to defend and normalize Moore's alleged pedophilic behavior since the story broke. They have equated Moore to Jesus. Worse, they've implied that an older man with a child was biblical.
How long will this cancer within the Republicans Party last? It will untiil they are soundly defeated. And the 2017 election proves it has already begun.
Also published on Medium.