Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore is pushing jello uphill in his battle to convince Americans that he didn’t prey on underage girls. The evidence against him is overwhelming, as dozens of people have confirmed that he did indeed sexually harass/assault underage girls when he was in his 30s.
Conservatives are panicking because before news broke about the scandal, Moore appeared to be a shoo-in to take over the seat left by AG Sessions. Now, Democratic candidate Doug Jones has a solid chance of winning the election.
AL.com penned a powerful op-ed to remind Alabamans just how important the upcoming election is. The media outlet wrote:
“This election is a turning point for women in Alabama. A chance to make their voices heard in a state that has silenced them for too long. The accusations against Roy Moore have been horrifying, but not shocking.”
The editors added, “Alabamians have never cared about what the rest of country thinks of them. And we do not expect all the handwringing from national pundits, conservative or liberal, to make much of a difference. This election isn’t about what a late-night comedian may think of Alabama or whether Sean Hannity can sell advertisements; it’s not about Saturday Night Live or Mitch McConnell. It’s not about Breitbart or National Democrats. It is about the moral values of the people of Alabama. Do not make your voting decision based on who it will affect on a national stage. Vote based on who it will affect in your hometown.”
“How can we look our neighbors, our parishioners, our colleagues, our partners, or our children in the eyes and tell them they are worth less than ensuring one political party keeps a Senate seat? How can we expect young Alabamians to have faith in their government or their church, when its leaders equivocate on matters as clear cut as sexual abuse? A vote for Roy Moore sends the worst kind of message to Alabamians struggling with abuse: ‘if you ever do tell your story, Alabama won’t believe you,’” they continued.
Then, they hit Moore with a knockout punch, writing:
“Roy Moore says he has faith in the Alabama voters. But apparently only a select few. This utter disregard for people unlike himself, his pathological fixation on sex, and the steps he’s taken to actively diminish other people’s freedoms, is more than enough to have disqualified him from this office long before these women stepped into the public eye.”
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