Truth or Time-Worn Democratic Tactic? Accusing Roy Moore of Sexual Assault

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It’s just four weeks before Alabama chooses its next senator. Roy Moore, the controversial judge who has been vocal in Conservative causes has been accused of sexually touching a 14-year-old when he was 32 in an article by the Washington Post. The judge is showing ahead in the polls. Now even Republicans are demanding he step aside from the Senatorial race. But we have to ask the question: are these allegations true, and why have they not surfaced before now, when it’s just weeks before the Senatorial election?

The Washington Post formally endorsed  the Democrat candidate, Doug Jones, Roy Moore’s opponent. Were they trolling for dirt for their candidate? The statute of limitations was up long ago for these allegations.

John McCain has basically tried and convicted Judge Moore of the acts. McCain doesn’t like Judge Moore’s high profile career, apparently, and doesn’t think Alabama would be “proud” of him. Others like Sen Mitch McConnell are saying that if the allegations are true, he should step aside.


However, there are some interesting tactics related in the Washington Post article. One is that none of the women approached them – they went looking for the women. Does that sound familiar?

Remember Herman Cain was forced out of the 2011 Republican race for President with similar allegations reported by Politico. It was attempted with Clarence Thomas in the Anita Hill scandal and failed miserably. Similar allegations also emerged with Donald Trump, but it hasn’t worked.

One of the four women talked about actual sexual conduct. The other three said he “courted them” but there was no impropriety other than drinking wine underage.

Breitbart reported that the Moore campaign released a statement:

“The Judge has been a candidate in four hotly-contested statewide political contests, twice as a gubernatorial candidate and twice as a candidate for chief justice. He has been a three-time candidate for local office, and he has been a national figure in two ground-breaking, judicial fights over religious liberty and traditional marriage…
After over 40 years of public service, if any of these allegations were true, they surely would have been made public long before now.”

The Washington Post stated that they interviewed 30 people who knew Judge Moore between 1977 and 1982 when he was single. The media stated that none of the women knew each other. One of them made the accusation:

“She remembers that Moore kissed her, that he took off her pants and shirt, and that he touched her through her bra and underpants. She says that he guided her hand to his underwear and that she yanked her hand back.

‘I wasn’t ready for that — I had never put my hand on a man’s penis, much less an erect one,’ Corfman says.”

Twitter users either believed it or were skeptical. The Washington Post made a great case for believing it. Except that it’s the Washington Post. Should Roy Moore be forced to step aside? Based on the past track record of the Democratic Party, and the fact that the Washington Post previously endorsed Judge Moore’s opponent, there is a serious conflict of interest. The information is therefore suspect.






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Faye Higbee

Faye Higbee is the columnist manager for Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. She has been writing at Conservative Firing Line since 2013 as well. She is also a published author.

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