It doesn’t seem that too many supporters of the GOP are able to stomach the latest scandals in its own party.
The Republican accused of molesting a 14-year-old girl, Roy Moore, is running for the U.S. Senate. The GOP’s response to the alleged pedophile is disgusting. Finally, they are being held accountable.
The woman that Moore seduced as a child not only made her name public, she did a live interview that went viral. A conservative Republican gave the entire Republican Party hell on MSNBC’s AM Joy, Saturday.
The host of AM Joy, Joy-Ann Reid asked her three guests:
‘How on earth is a man accused serially of essentially being a child molester still up in any poll?’
GOP strategist Evan Siegfried drilled right into the heart of the Republicans’ problem, “moral rot:”
‘It’s been an us versus them narrative where we have said as Republicans, if you don’t like a certain piece of news even if it’s factual, you can ignore it because it’s fake news. News is based upon opinions rather than facts in this type of world. At the same time people are making a moral justification, saying it’s better to have Roy Moore, who will vote the way we want to vote, than having Doug Jones Jones in there.’
Then, Siegfried continued:
‘That shows the moral rot in the party. When we defend a man accused of such horrible, disgraceful behavior, it makes people have a second look and say why do we wanted to be a part of the Republican Party?’
Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway has children of her own and was anti-Moore. Then, she did a complete turn around.
Conway said Donald Trump needs Moore’s vote in the Senate for the tax money. Child molester or a tax give-away to billionaires and international corporations? Some choice.
That was when The Washington Post’s conservative opinion writer, Jennifer Rubin went after Conway.
‘There’s a special place in hell for mothers who defend accused child molesters, that would be Kellyanne Conway. I have no words to describe how atrocious and despicable this is.’
Alabama’s Republican Party chairwoman, Terry Lathan, backed Moore in a statement:
‘Judge Moore has vehemently denied the allegations made against him. He deserves to be presumed innocent of the accusations unless proven otherwise.’
Rubin was doing a take-off on the president’s eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump’s comment, which was in The Los Angeles Times:
‘There is a special place in hell for people who prey on children.’
Then, Rubin took on the whole Republican Party:
‘You can’t kind of pass them off as some fringe group when the president of the United States, everybody in the White House, the head of the RNC, the vice president, the party has already embraced someone who has been seriously accused of sexual assault.’
Rubin said that Republicans are “rotten to the core:”
‘That’s the president, that’s Paul Ryan, that’s Mitch McConnell, that’s everybody. To make this distinction that somehow there are good Republicans on this issue and bad Republicans — he has infested and deformed an entire national political party. I think they’re rotten to the core now.’
Check out the video of Rubin on Morning Joy below:
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