Recently, many women have spoken out against Republican Senate Nominee Roy Moore for inappropriate sexual behavior, a lot of which took place when the women in question were underage. This has caused quite the stir, as you can imagine. Not only have many average Americans been speaking out against Moore, but celebrities and politicians have joined in, with many calling for Moore to resign.
Even President Trump’s own daughter, Ivanka Trump, condemned Roy Moore for his heinous actions toward women, stating:
‘There’s a special place in hell for people who prey on children. I’ve yet to see a valid explanation and I have no reason to doubt the victims’ accounts.’
Trump, however, did not share his daughter’s obvious disgust at the situation, as he believes that there is a chance these women aren’t being truthful. Trump had no problem stating:
‘Forty years is a long time. He’s run eight races, and this has never come up. He says it didn’t happen. You have to listen to him also.’
Of course, this is coming from a president who has had multiple allegations of sexual assault against him, himself.
Former NBA great Charles Barkley joined the ranks of those who did not mince words when it came to their true feelings regarding Roy Moore. Barkley stated on Saturday that the former judge should have been disqualified from higher office, due to the fact that he is allied with “white separatists.”
Barkley was stopped by MSNBC’s Vaughn Hilliard outside of the “Iron Bowl” where his alma mater, Auburn University, was scheduled to play Saturday afternoon. Barkley, who has a reputation for being outspoken, made it clear just how he felt about Moore when the subject came up. Barkley stated:
‘Everybody’s going crazy over this sexual allegations. Roy Moore, to me, when he brought in Steve Bannon should have been disqualified. How can you have a guy running with the white separatist running for political office?’
‘We got a lot of black people in this state who are amazing people, but to run a campaign with a guy as your chief advocate who is a white nationalist, a white separatist? That should have disqualified Roy Moore way before this women stuff came up.’
You can view Barkley’s statement to MSNBC below:
Roy Moore himself has also spoken out about the allegations against him, and as to be expected is denying that there is any validity to any of the many women’s stories. Moore stated, in regards to the allegations,:
‘They’re not only untrue, but they have no evidence to support them. The Washington Post is certaintly not evidence.’