Thanks to right wing media, one of those many no doubt wouldn’t care to ever hear from again is back on the national scene, for now — Roy Moore. The failed candidate for an Alabama seat in the U.S. Senate faced credible accusations of serial sexual harassment and assault during his ultimately doomed bid for Congress.
More recently, the far right One America News Network had him for an interview including the topic of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual misconduct because… he’s an authority on committing assault thanks to experience? (That’s no doubt not what they had in mind.)
Speaking to a reporter with the outlet, he explained his position on the issue. Kavanuagh has recently faced the resurgence of a story of an attempt he made at raping someone a number of years ago, and for now, his confirmation to the court President Donald Trump nominated him to remains uncertain. Moore wants the GOP to support Kavanaugh wholeheartedly… after all, if they start kicking out credibly accused assaulters, he’s next. (If only.)
‘I think [Republicans’ need to take a stand. I think they need to do what their conscience dictates. They know what’s happening. It’s so obvious that these tactics are used just days before a very important event …but these come up right before an election or a confirmation, and I think the Republicans need to take a stand. I think a lot of them don’t. They don’t like criticism.’
Moore’s explanation of his ultimately irrelevant stance touches on some criticisms other Republicans have raised. GOP’ers have claimed that because California’s U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D) held onto documentation of the allegations against Kavanaugh for so long, it must be a political ploy.
On the one hand, though, Feinstein has explained that she hesitated to share information about the story in question out of respect for the victim, who wished until recently to remain anonymous. Those concerns have been made abundantly clear as fitting thanks to the accuser — Christine Blasey Ford — facing death threats to the point of staying away from her own home.
On the other hand, Republicans’ argument that the allegations are invalid because Feinstein held onto them for so long doesn’t even treat whether the story is true as relevant. (They have separately sought to discredit that.)
Their aims to get to the truth have been lambasted as a show because they set a public hearing for Monday and insisted, basically, that unless Ford tells her story in some form by then, they’re moving ahead with a vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination. As of late Wednesday, Ford’s side and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) remain engaged in a war of words over the next step.
Meanwhile, Moore keeps ranting. During his appearance on the One America News Network, he continued on, criticizing Democrats’ handling of the allegations as if there’s an overabundance of falsely accused people proving unable to establish their innocence. (There isn’t.)
‘I think [Democrats] don’t care about transparency, they just use it because its effective. They know that on the one hand you offend women if you believe somebody that says they weren’t guilty of sexual misconduct. On the other hand, if you don’t believe them, you’re condemning the person accused of guilt to prove his own innocence. It’s a Catch-22.’
Nobody cares Roy. You lost.
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