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Roy Moore Defender: Prosecute Sexual Abuse Accusers

The women accusing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual assault and harassment should face criminal charges, according to a member of the state’s House of Representatives.

“If these women had, for 40 years, protected a sexual predator, they should be accomplices to whatever crimes have been committed,” Rep. Ed Henry told a reporter in Huntsville, Ala. “If you know somebody murdered somebody 40 years ago and you didn’t say anything about it, you should be an accomplice to that crime. You have helped cover it up. You have helped keep it from going.”

When CNN’s Anderson Cooper questioned the comments, Henry explained: “We were talking more along the lines of in theory of people who are quiet about things that know are responsible. … It is disingenuous ... for 50-something-year-old women to come forward four weeks prior to a major senatorial election.”

The lawmaker argued that if Moore “had anything like this in his past, it would’ve come out by now,” adding: “Here we are right before a huge election with national implications between a Republican and a Democrat. All of a sudden this is headline news. I am not buying it. It is political. It is political at every level. … In this instance, Roy Moore is the victim. He is the victim of a political hack job.”

Henry was referring to last week’s report by The Washington Post in which 30 sources accused Moore of preying on teenage girls when he was a district attorney in his 30s. One woman told the newspaper that Moore tried to rape her when she was 14 years old. The revelations have rocked the candidate’s campaign, putting his Democratic opponent into the lead in the latest polls. The special election, set for next month, became necessary when President Trump picked former Sen. Jeff Sessions to be the nation’s attorney general.

Henry described as “cowards” the growing number of Republicans who have called on Moore to drop out of the race. “If you really believe that this is a good plan and you’re going to allow simply the allegation -- no evidence, no corroboration -- and you’re going to withdraw your support and you’re an elected official, then I feel you’re a coward,” he said.

The Post reported Monday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other prominent Republicans were urging Moore to step aside. “I believe the women, yes,” McConnell said in response to a reporter’s question. In a written statement, National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Cory Gardner, R-Colo., declared: “If he refuses to withdraw and wins, the Senate should vote to expel him. … (He) doesn’t belong in the United States Senate.”

Even GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who previously defended Moore, came out against the former judge. “I am not able to urge the people of Alabama to support his candidacy so long as these allegations remain unrefuted,” he said.

Republicans are struggling to figure out how they can keep the Senate seat if Moore drops out of the race. The party holds a slim, 52-48, majority in the upper chamber. Among the possible solutions is to ask Sessions to leave the Justice Department and launch a write-in campaign for his old seat.

Source: Daily Kos
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