Roy S. Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, was accused Monday one more time of committing sexual assault against a teenager. Senior Republicans in Washington demanded Moore to drop out the race. They also said they would expel him even if he wins December 12’s special elections.
The new accuser is Beverly Young Nelson. She confessed that Moore attacked her when she was just 16 and he was a prosecutor in Etowah County, Ala. These statements were made during a news conference in New York, where Mrs. Young was represented by Gloria Allred, a lawyer who has known for winning cases of sexual harassment.
“I tried fighting him off while yelling at him to stop, but instead of stopping, he began squeezing my neck attempting to force my head onto his crotch,” Ms. Nelson said in a statement she issued at the news conference.
Moore told Young that no one would believe her
Senate candidate, Roy S. Moore, is in the spotlight due to a shameful circumstance. On Monday, the Republican was accused, for the fifth time, of making sexual advances on women. Mrs. Young accused him of abusing her when he was just a teenager.
After the incident, Moore apparently told her that no one would believe her story about a prosecutor assaulting a girl, and that is why Mrs. Young didn’t make the story public until now.
This is certainly a problem for Moore’s ambitions in the Senate. In fact, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, stated that Mr. Moore “should step aside” and that he believed all the stories of the women about Moore’s misconduct. He also said that they are evaluating options for the Dec. 12 special election.
“The person who should step aside is @SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell. He has failed conservatives and must be replaced. #DrainTheSwamp” wrote Moore via Twitter. “Apparently Mitch McConnell and the establishment G.O.P. would rather elect a radical pro-abortion Democrat than a conservative Christian,” he wrote.
Judge Moore will be expelled even if he wins
According to Moore, this is a McConnell’s plot to destroy him. Judge Moore has been removed twice from the state’s high court. The first time was because he refused to remove the Ten Commandments from the Supreme Court grounds, and the second time happened after he refused to gay marriage. At the moment, it appears as if Moore is not thinking to drop out the race for a seat in the Senate.
Nonetheless, Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado, speaking in his role as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said that it doesn’t matter if Mr. Moore wins the elections because he will be expelled from the Senate anyway. He considers there are enough reasons to do that because Moore doesn’t meet the ethical and moral requirements to be in the Senate.
This controversy arises in a state where not a single Democrat Senator has been elected in 25 years.
Source: The New York Post