There have been at least eight Republican Senators who have announced their disappointment with Alabama Judge Roy Moore and the alleged sexual misconduct with minors. Interestingly, we haven’t hear them make a peep about former President George H.W. Bush after six women accused him of unwanted sexual misconduct.
Last week, The Washington Post released a story that said that Roy Moore had allegedly engaged in inappropriate conduct with minors. Once this news was out, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) headed several other Republicans to tell Roy Moore he should drop from the race. McConnell just on Monday asked Moore to step down and said, “I believe the women.”
Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Steve Daines (R-MT) have taken back their endorsement of Judge Moore. Lee said after the Washington Post‘s story came out, “Having read the detailed description of the incidents, as well as the response from Judge Moore and his campaign, I can no longer endorse his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.” He had once said, Moore was a “proven, conservative fighter” and a “trusted ally.” Daines once said Moore was a “principled conservative.”
Now lets bring up Texas woman Roslyn Corrigan. She is now the sixth woman to claim that she was inappropriately touched by former President George H.W. Bush and she said it happened when she was 16.
Corrigan told Time magazine, “My initial action was absolute horror. I was really, really confused. The first thing I did was look at my mom and, while he was still standing there, I didn’t say anything. What does a teenager say to the ex-president of the United States? Like, ‘Hey dude, you shouldn’t have touched me like that?’”
Here is a list of the Senate Republicans who have not spoken up over George H.W. Bush’s alleged sexual assault, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Mike Lee, Steve Daines, John McCain (R-AZ), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Lisa Murkowksi (R-AK), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and John Cornyn (R-TX).
Alabama Judge Roy Moore has denied the allegations and has said that he plans to sue the Washington Post for what they printed. Moore said, “This article is a prime example of fake news and an attempt to divert attention from the true issues facing our country like health care, immigration, tax reform, military readiness, and the national debt. We do not intend to let the Democrats, we do not intend to let the establishment Republicans, we do not intend to let anybody prevent us from finishing this race. We expect the people of Alabama to see through this charade, and we will continue our efforts.”