If you were in a coma the last few years you may not know who Roy Moore is. He ran as a Republican candidate for the senate seat in Alabama when Jeff Sessions vacated it to become President Trump’s Attorney General in 2017.
During the campaign, Moore was accused of inappropriate behavior with minors, including trying to date high school girls, one as young as 14, and stalking teenage girls at shopping malls when he was in his 30’s. There were also a few more serious allegations including sexual misconduct and child molestation. In total 9 women came forward with allegations against Moore
At the time Republicans and even a few social media sites like Breitbart and The Right Scoop, were defending Moore, claiming it was all just a Democratic smear campaign designed to sully his “good name”. Privately they were encouraging him to drop out fearing the damage the allegations against him could cause to the party if he won.
You’ve seen one Roy Moore Senate campaign, you’ve seen the mall.— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) June 20, 2019
Can someone let Roy Moore know the National Mall isn’t that kind of mall— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) June 20, 2019
Asked what he’ll do differently now versus his 2017 Senate bid, Roy Moore says: “I would like to make more personal contact with people.”— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) June 20, 2019
One could never say that @RoyMooreSenate is out of touch. At least not with underage girls.— College Connection (@GetCollege) June 20, 2019
I think he’s leaving some things off his resume…— Mike Danner (@RealMikeDanner) June 20, 2019
I fought off a lot of 15 and 16 year old boys to get at their teen girlfriends when i was in my 30s. I fought and i won— Turd Fergison (@therealturdf) June 20, 2019
Jake Tapper weighed in.
I thought the satellite had frozen https://t.co/6nM0FwNkd6— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 20, 2019
Moore mentioned supporting Trump, and it caused a surprising reaction.
This is pure fake news. I can assure everyone that by running, Roy Moore is going against my father and he’s doing a disservice to all conservatives across the country in the process. https://t.co/pjfDKfoIO0— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 20, 2019
Senate Leadership Fund, super PAC linked to McConnell, says: “We believe most Alabama Republicans realize that nominating Roy Moore would be gift wrapping this Senate seat for Chuck Schumer. It remains to be seen whether Moore can escape his baggage” before outside groups engage— Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 20, 2019
The GOP operative who organized a huge pro-Roy Moore IE effort in 2017 told us a few weeks ago that that apparatus won’t be there for him this time around https://t.co/svBj1QAHO5— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) June 20, 2019
Republicans cannot allow themselves to again lose the Senate seat in the Great State of Alabama. This time it will be for Six Years, not just Two. I have NOTHING against Roy Moore, and unlike many other Republican leaders, wanted him to win. But he didn’t, and probably won’t…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2019
…If Alabama does not elect a Republican to the Senate in 2020, many of the incredible gains that we have made during my Presidency may be lost, including our Pro-Life victories. Roy Moore cannot win, and the consequences will be devastating….Judges and Supreme Court Justices!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2019
Raise your hand if you think Roy Moore should go away. 🙋♂️🙋♂️🙋♂️— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) June 20, 2019
You know why he’s running again? Because all of those chicken shit Republicans who didn’t really want him to run last time, defended him anyway. They were more afraid of losing a senate seat to the Democratic party than the repercussions of sending a disgraced pedofile to Captiol Hill.
If they were just honest and denounced him the first time, they wouldn’t be in this awkward situation of running away from their previously stated positions to try and save whatever face or credibility they have left.
This is what happens when you put party over country.
Here’s a flashback from last time he ran.
Roy Moore has now been thrown out of 3 courts. The Alabama Supreme Court in 2003. The Alabama Supreme Court in 2016. And the Gadsden Mall Food Court in 1980.— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) November 16, 2017