The Latest on Roy Moore, GOP Senate Candidate and Sex Predator

[Content Note: Rape culture; child abuse.]

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has long been known to be an aggressive bigot, was recently revealed to have a history of preying on and assaulting young girls, which he calls "dating young ladies."

Naturally, plenty members of his despicable party have been defending him, or couching their criticisms in the gross, victim-disbeliving caveat "if the allegations are true."

Moore has responded to the Washington Post's reporting by threatening to sue the paper and by appearing on Sean Hannity's show, where he shrugged off the accusations of being a serial predator by saying: "I don't remember dating any girl without the permission of her mother."

Moore is so deep in his own abusive garbage that he doesn't realize that makes the case against him. People who date age-appropriate partners don't need their mothers' permission.

Meanwhile, Moore is fundraising off the allegations, and Breitbart News has sent two reporters to Alabama with the mission "to discredit the Washington Post's reporting on Roy Moore's alleged sexual misconduct with teenagers."

He has slipped somewhat in the polls ahead of the December 12 election, but his supporters are largely standing by him.
Outside the local convenience store, a woman who gave her name as Carol said she has known Moore her whole life and called him a good man. Carol doesn't believe Moore's accusers, but she said even if the allegations are true, "there's a thing called grace — God's grace," noting that the allegations are decades old.

Inside the store, a man who declined to give his name said, "This is Republican town, man. (Moore) could have killed Obama, and we wouldn't care."
I'll bet.

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