No Moore

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY NOVEMBER 15, 2017

         I HAVE HEARD MANY COMMENTS ABOUT REPUBLICAN SENATE CANDIDATE ROY MOORE OF ALABAMA, INCUDING FROM EVANGELICALS WHO WOULD EXCUSE OR JUSTIFY HIS ALLEGED BEHAVIOR TO MAINTAIN A GOP SENATE MAJORITY. SOME HAVE QUESTIONED THE TIMING OF THE NOW FIVE WOMEN WHO HAVE COME FORWARD AND MADE ALLEGATIONS THAT MOORE SEXUALLY HARASSED THEM WHEN THEY WERE TEENAGERS. MOORE HAS DENIED IT, YET HIS DENIAL WAS QUALIFIED. HE DIDN’T REMEMBER A RESTAURANT. IT WASN’T PART OF HIS CHARACTER.

         ONE OF HIS ACCUSERS SAYS SHE SUPPORTS PRESIDENT TRUMP. ANOTHER APPEARS TO BE A DEMOCRAT. I, TOO, AM DUBIOUS ABOUT CLAIMS MADE JUST BEFORE AN ELECTION, BUT THESE WOMEN PROBABLY REMAINED SILENT FOR SO LONG BECAUSE THEY, LIKE THEIR HOLLYWOOD AND CABLE NEWS COUNTERPARTS, WERE INTIMIDATED AT YOUNG AGES BY MEN OF POWER. MOORE IS ALLEGED TO HAVE THREATENED AT LEAST ONE OF THE WOMEN.

         DO REPUBLICANS NEED THIS CONTROVERSY AMONG SO MANY OTHERS? THEY DO NOT. MOORE SHOULD WITHDRAW FOR THE GOOD OF THE PARTY, THE SENATE AND THE COUNTRY. I’M CAL THOMAS.