Utah Senator Lee says

    Having read the detailed description of the incidents, as well as the response from Judge Moore and his campaign, I can no longer endorse his candidacy for the US Senate.




    This will lead to other Republican Senators doing the same. Whether that's  because they are enabled or pressured depending on what was their own original reaction to a powerful figure of authority phoning a 14 year  old girl, directing her to leave her house and meet him on a corner somewhere so he can essentially sneak her into his house where he forces her to participate in sexual foreplay. 

    Meeting 14 year-olds on the corner for chrissakes.

    All I can think of is some old line that most parents give their children:



    Sick, even for a bible thumper. I didn't say "for a bible thumper Republican" because I checked  "Red State" and "Just one minute"  and their reaction is the same as normal people. I know that the Alabama Controller, some guy named Horowitz and other assorted denizens of the Right endorse a 32 year old Asst DA stripping a 14 year old girl  and other acts I won't discuss.. 

    Revolting swine.  

    Senate GOP chants out out damn spot . By Alexander Bolton & Jordain Carney @ The Hill - 11/13/17 08:28 pm

    Senate Republicans on Monday signaled that they will do whatever it takes to prevent Roy Moore from becoming the next senator from Alabama, though hopefully without letting the seat fall into Democratic hands.

    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called on Moore to withdraw from the Senate race and said he believes the women who are accusing the former judge of sexual misconduct.     

    Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), the leader of the campaign arm of Senate Republicans, went one step further, urging his colleagues to expel Moore from the Senate should he win the special election on Dec. 12.

    “If he refuses to withdraw and wins, the Senate should vote to expel him, because he does not meet the ethical and moral requirements of the United States Senate,” Gardner said [....]

    The unequivocal statement Monday gave the green light to other Republicans to oppose Moore, who is accused of having sexual encounters with women when they were teenagers.

    “I’m sure it was coordinated,” a source close to the Senate GOP leadership said of McConnell and Gardner’s statements.

    “McConnell is very aware of the experience of Todd Akin. He wins by ensuring that his members don’t have to spend the rest of 2018 talking about the age of consent,” the source added [....]

    On first thought, this strikes me as really radical, like telling voters "vote the way we want you to, or else"

    McConnell: If Moore wins, he'll "immediately" face Ethics Committee

    On the other hand, this qualifier makes me think anew

    "I'd like to save the seat, and it's a heck of a dilemma when you've got a completely unacceptable candidate bearing the label of your party within a month of the election," he added

    what is a political party anyways, if they can't define who or what they are? We've gotten so used to the idea of people voting for a personality (or the reverse of hating a personality in office or running for office) rather than a party,  that it no longer strikes us as abnormal.


    Law professor from U Alabama on topic:  Yes, the G.O.P. Can Block Roy Moore

    guest op-ed @ NYTimes.com, Nov. 12

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