It’s Tuesday, meaning that today, the people of Alabama will be going to the polls to decide between Democrat Doug Jones and credibly accused pedophile and Republican candidate Roy Moore in an election to fill the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions.
Moore campaigned only lightly in the final lead-up to the election, but his campaigning included a Monday night rally that included appearances by the infamous former Trump staffer and Breitbart head Steve Bannon and the infamous former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.
Also appearing at the rally was Bill Staehle, who served in the Vietnam War with Moore and told a story that could not have been more poorly placed of ending up at a brothel with Moore while overseas.
According to Staehle, while in Vietnam, the two of them had been invited by a third unnamed individual to what they were told was a “private club” but turned out to be a brothel at which there were apparent child prostitutes.
The way that Staehle described these apparent child prostitutes while speaking at the Moore rally was bizarre to say the least.
‘There were certainly pretty girls. And they were girls. They were young. Some were probably very young. I don’t know; I don’t remember that — I wasn’t there long enough.’
The girls in that brothel had very likely been forced into sex slavery, made to be there to support who knows what interest, and all Staehle can think to say is to quip that they were “pretty”? And this guy is supposed to be credible in his assertions that Moore is someone who the people of Alabama can trust?
According to Staehle, once he and Moore realized what the “private club” that they had been brought to really was, they left, at Moore’s urging. Staehle says that Moore said to him, “We shouldn’t be here, I’m leaving.”
Staehle summed up his story by saying:
‘That was Roy — honorable, disciplined, morally straight, and highly principled.’
Watch video of his remarks below.
So, Staehle wants us to believe his personal anecdote about his experience knowing Moore, but the Moore camp doesn’t want us to believe the personal stories of over half a dozen women who have accused Moore of harassment and assault?
The Monday night Moore rally in Midland City was marked by other odd remarks from the stage as well, such as an assertion from Kayla Moore — Roy Moore’s wife — that “one of our attorneys is a Jew,” so her husband couldn’t possibly be anti-Semitic.
Although Trump hasn’t been behind Moore since the beginning, having supported his Republican primary opponent Luther Strange, the president has gotten behind Moore passionately in recent weeks.
As recently as Tuesday morning, Trump posted a message to Twitter exhorting Alabama voters to “VOTE ROY MOORE!”
Trump has a good personal reason to discredit the allegations against Moore, with him facing similar allegations from over a dozen women.
Just this week, three of his accusers brought their allegations to the public’s attention yet again, calling for, at the very least, a Congressional investigation into their stories and those of Trump’s other accusers.
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