Roy Moore and The Establishment

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY NOVEMBER 13, 2017

         THE WASHINGTON POST REPORTED LAST FRIDAY ON ALLEGATIONS FROM A WOMAN WHO CLAIMS ALABAMA REPUBLICAN SENATE CANDIDATE ROY MOORE SEXUALLY HARRASSED HER WHEN SHE WAS 14 AND HE WAS 32. THE ALLEGED INCIDENT OCCURRED IN 1979, THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS AGO.

         THE POST SENT TWO REPORTERS TO ALABAMA TO PERSUADE THE WOMAN TO TALK. PREDICTABLY, MANY REPUBLICANS HEADED FOR THE HILLS. SEVERAL, INCLUDING MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL, SAID IF THE ALLEGATIONS ARE TRUE, MOORE SHOULD STEP ASIDE. JOHN MCCAIN SAID HE SHOULD STEP ASIDE WHETHER OR NOT THE CHARGES ARE TRUE. THE ESTABLISHMENT IS IN FULL ATTACK MODE.

         CONTRAST THIS WITH WHAT DEMOCRATS DID WHEN ONE OF THEIR OWN IS ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT, OR ANYTHING ELSE. THEY UNITE. THAT’S WHAT THEY DID WITH BILL CLINTON, A SERIAL SEXUAL HARASSER IF EVER THERE WAS ONE. THEY DID THE SAME WITH FORMER SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS, WHO TOLD HIS MISTRESS HE WOULD MARRY HER AFTER HIS WIFE DIED OF CANCER.

         I HAVE NO IDEA WHETHER THE CHARGE AGAINST MOORE IS TRUE AND HE HAS VEHEMENTLY DENIED IT, BUT SOME REPUBLICANS HAVE ALREADY CONVICTED HIM AND THEY SHOULD BE ASHAMED. THIS IS ONE OF MANY REASONS PEOPLE HATE POLITICS. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.