Roy Moore, the GOP Senate candidate out of Alabama, has been accused of sexual interaction with a 14-year-old girl. Of course the allegations suddenly arise as he is becoming increasingly popular….similar to how Trump was accused of sexual harassment when he ran for President…
A White House aide said that President Trump will have to distance himself from Moore if the allegations are true. Which is absolutely the right thing to do if they do turn out to be true! However, there is a part of me that believes it will turn out to be a lie.
White House Legislative Director Marc Short said, “They’re very serious allegations, and if true, then, yes, there’s no path forward,” he continued, “But I don’t think we should begin going down that pathway until we give Roy Moore the chance to defend himself.”
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) November 9, 2017
The Washington Post reported Thursday that Moore initiated a sexual encounter with a teenager he met outside a courtroom in Alabama in 1979 when he was 32-year-old assistant district attorney in the state.
Moore has denied the allegations, saying they are “completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign.”
In the interview, Short called on voters to be “cautious” about the allegations and wait for the truth to come out.
Moore defeated Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) in a primary runoff in September to become the GOP’s nominee for Alabama’s next senator. Strange was appointed by former Gov. Robert Bentley (R-Ala.) in February following the confirmation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He is set to Democrat Doug Jones in a special election in December.
“I think we need to let the facts come out, find out what the truth is and go from there before we jump to conclusions,” Short concluded.