Jonathan Martin and Sheryl Gay Stolberg – The New York Times:
An Alabama woman accused Roy S. Moore on Monday of sexually assaulting her when she was 16, the fifth and most brutal charge leveled against the Republican Senate candidate. Senate Republicans are now openly discussing not seating him or expelling him if he wins the Dec. 12 special election.
“I tried fighting him off, while yelling at him to stop, but instead of stopping, he began squeezing my neck, attempting to force my head onto his crotch,” Ms. Nelson said, growing emotional as she described the assault, which she said happened one night after her shift ended at a local restaurant, where she was a waitress.
Lovey man Alabama conservatives have made their nominee. Who’s next, an accused serial killer?
Conservative apologists continue attempting the yeah, but what about … argument to no avail, a sort of inverse appeal to power (appeal to depravity?) attempting to obfuscate the berserk descent of the GOP. The last one I read was about Senator Bob Manendez. Conservative Review portrays it this way. Not quite the sting of a thirty-plus year-old man groping and threatening teenaged girls, huh?
I used to say, “Republicans would defend a child molester if he had an ‘R’ after his name.” Who’d have guessed a decade ago my hyperbole would actually become fact?
Don’t be fooled by McConnell, either. He’s a master politician, who’s only thrown Moore under the bus because Moore is unrecoverable. If there were an angle that would bring Moore back into the fold, McConnell would be working it.
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