On Thursday, The Washington Post reported Roy Moore, the former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court now running for Senate, sexually molested an underage girl when he was in his 30s and pursued several others. Four women went on the record with stories of Moore making sexual advances on them when they were between the ages of 14 and 18, and more than 30 other people who knew Moore between 1977 and 1982 were interviewed.
Still, Republicans from around the country, including Leader Mitch McConnell, and White House officials, would only say Moore should step down “if these stories are true.” So what exactly would the GOP need to believe these women’s stories?
“Hiding behind “if true” is a disgraceful and gutless response to the serious reports of Roy Moore’s sexual assaults,” said American Bridge spokesperson Allison Teixeira Sulier. “Republicans are showing their true colors once again by enabling a sexual predator in the name of partisan politics and it’s disgusting to watch. Voters are going to hold the entire party accountable.”