Judge Roy Moore (R-AL) is running for Senate in Alabama and he currently enjoys a very healthy lead over his Democrat opponent in the polls.
This fact, is likely why he’s suddenly being faced with charges of misconduct from 40 years ago, even though these assertions have never (ever) been made before.
Earlier this week the Washington Post published a story saying that between the years of 1977 – 1981 when Judge Moore was in his late 20’s-early 30’s, he had a series of relationships with underage girls ranging in ages between 14 – 18. To make matters worse, the 14-year old girl (now 53) asserts that the relationship was sexual in nature (the other girls said their physical relationships never went past kissing).
Oddly, though Judge Moore has been in politics for many years and has even faced some very ugly, very difficult campaigns in the past… these allegations had never surfaced. In fact, outside opposition groups have raised millions of dollars to fight Moore over the last decade or so (from the 10 Commandments hubbub to his refusal to marry gay couples), and they’d never come across this rumor before. But now, in his early 70’s and (likely) in the last major political campaign of his life, Moore is smeared as a pedophile? It sounds suspiciously like a page out of Harry Reid’s ugly playbook (See here, here, and here.)
Judge Moore and his campaign have vehemently denied any wrongdoing, on Thursday they released this statement:
“Judge Roy Moore has endured the most outlandish attacks on any candidate in the modern political arena, but this story in today’s Washington Post alleging sexual impropriety takes the cake. National liberal organizations know their chosen candidate Doug Jones is in a death spiral, and this is their last ditch Hail Mary.
“The Washington Post has already endorsed the Judge’s opponent, and for months, they have engaged in a systematic campaign to distort the truth about the Judge’s record and career and derail his campaign. In fact, just two days ago, the Foundation for Moral Law sent a retraction demand to the Post for the false stories they wrote about the Judge’s work and compensation. But apparently, there is no end to what the Post will allege.
“The Judge has been married to Kayla for nearly 33 years, has 4 children, and 5 grandchildren. He 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 would have been made public long before now.
“Judge Roy Moore is winning with a double-digit lead. So it is no surprise, with just over four weeks remaining, in a race for the U.S. Senate with national implications, that the Democratic Party and the country’s most liberal newspaper would come up with a fabrication of this kind.
“This garbage is the very definition of fake news and intentional defamation.”
The judge himself told the media that the story was “completely false and a desperate political attack.”
Our leaders are all fallible. Even the most upright of men and women are prone to failure, so the idea that this could be true cannot simply be discounted out of hand. However, Judge Moore is known as a man of honesty and integrity in Alabama and has decades of public service to support his assertion that the story is false. Until his opponents can produce actual evidence that these ugly liaisons truly occurred, I will continue to give him the benefit of the doubt.
I hope the people of Alabama will be as long-suffering with the Judge, because the alternative is a radically pro-abortion leftist serving as the Senator from Alabama… and that would be heartbreaking.