Congresswoman Barbara Comstock is comparing Judge Roy Moore to Anthony Weiner and asking that he step down from his Senate race in Alabama over recent allegations of sexual misconduct occurring 38 years ago. Nothing has been proven, and with these accusations coming a month before a special election for Senate it certainly seems suspicious.
From the Hill.com Rep Comstock said:
Harvey Weinstein, Anthony Weiner, Roger Ailes, Roy Moore…No MOORE of this,” Comstock said Friday in a statement. “I believed the stories from the victims of Harvey Weinstein, Roger Ailes and others because they were substantiated and consistent with the stories of how sexual predators operate.”
“To date Roy Moore has not provided any credible explanation or response to the detailed allegations,” Comstock continued. “The defense from some of his supporters is beyond disturbing. Today, the National Review Editorial board also set out the case against Roy Moore and why he should drop out. Roy Moore should not serve in the U.S. Senate.”
Roy Moore denies having ever met his accuser, although says he may have dated some teenagers, 17 and 18 year olds, in the 1970’s:
Mr. Moore, meanwhile, remained defiant, insisting in a radio interview with Sean Hannity that he would stay in the race. He told Mr. Hannity, the Fox News host, who has endorsed Mr. Moore’s candidacy, that he “never had any contact” with Leigh Corfman, the woman who told The Washington Post that Mr. Moore touched her sexually when she was 14, though he did not deny dating some teenagers.
No other women have come forward to accuse Judge Moore of inappropriate behavior. If Moore resigns from the race for Senate it is too late to put another candidate on the ballot. Moore’s Democrat opponent, Doug Jones, will win the race and become the 49th Democrat in the Senate. That will make it virtually impossible for Senate Leader Mitch McConnell to pass tax reform, healthcare reform, or any other major legislation.
Judge Moore’s supporters stand by him. An interview with Roy Moore about the accusations here. Steve Bannon’s involvement here.
Perhaps she is simply lining herself up for a primary run against Stewart in 2018 for Sen. Kane’s seat. You need all your establishment NRSC ducks lined up and quacking in unison claiming “what a boon as a candidate you will be” and you need to make sure your national political dues are all paid in full by toeing the latest us vs them (those pesky voters that is) line. The whispers are already being circulated regarding how we need to “take care of ole Barbara” on the Richmond/DC political turnpike as pot holed as it currently is.
That she accomplished little to nothing during her time in the 10th – unimportant. That she is abandoning her voter base to the cruel, cruel fate of the Democrats – not relevant as that bunch never appreciated her political genius anyway. That she forced herself into the primary role of party district leadership by shoving a weak kneed unit aside and into the background to now only leave them to their own ineffective and questionable fate – deserving.
Of course she was likely a second choice by Virginia political establishment by necessity as Gillespie requires a serious time makeover (second or third I can’t seem to recall) and Cantor still has a few more years of “time out” ahead of him before the converted and seriously repentant new version is reintroduced back into Virginia politics. All you can really say is good luck Barbara you are really, really going to need it and there will be little grieving in the 10th at your departure. On the other hand the 2018 Senate race should be a real theatrical production.
That Shak, he done scared her out of the water.
The only one I feel the least bit of pity for is Frank Wolf that went out of his way after thirty plus years of hard work for the district as a conservative representative to burn down his final reputation on his vocal recommendation and personal support for two losers as pitiful as her and Joe May.
I think Frank probably regrets both picks, but at the time he went with what he thought were the most grownup. I believe he’s more pleasantly surprised with his loss than with his win.
This is a good article: https://spectator.org/put-roy-moore-out-of-his-misery/
I agree with the author’s conclusions that while crucifying Moore may result in a short-term victory for the Left, it will hurt them tremendously in the long-term, and the reasons why: The Left has historically been more likely to allow this sort of behavior, as we are watching Hollywood self-destruct, and Bill Clinton’s predatory actions were overlooked. Times have changed, and the real and imaginary victims will be believed (Jackie Coakley from UVA?) first, and street-justice applied “liberally”.
I guess the Republican/Conservative practice of “eating our own” has some hidden benefits: The sick and the weak are culled out. This IS SPARTA!
It was a pretty good article, but I could make the argument that Roy is not as slick as your average democrat and his enemies are legion.
I remember the media/dem smears that are still awaiting proof or evidence from the last election cycle.
Hopefully the people of Alabama prefer to elect their own representatives — we have seen what happens when national players meddle in local elections — how is this different.
Public lynchings like these are just another reason to repeal the 17th Amendment.
How many times have we seen this happen before; a political hit job supported by both Parties? How about Herman Cain for instance? What ever happened with the allegations against him, once he dropped out of the primary race? Judge Moore should stand strong and win this election. Let the people of Alabama decide whether or not they believe him or his accusers. All of the Washington types that are lining up against him are either Democrats, or Republicans who supported Luther Strange, but of course there’s nothing to see there. As far as removing him from the Senate if he’s elected; on what basis? He’d have to be impeached over something he did as a Senator. All this bluster about removing him is just that; BS bluster. Time for someone to stand up against these “swamp tactics” politics.
I think Babs should look to her own reelection.
Or is this a trial run for the swamp to replace Corey?
Did Babs and Mitch and Lindsey call for Menendez to step down?
Just heard a sound-bite of Babs spreading gossip: an unnamed staffer wad harrassed by an unnamed elected official. Way to go Babs.
It’s almost like she’s trying to lose — Only one man can save her from unelecting herself.
Only one man can make her seem like a reasonable Republican.
Only one man can persuade the 10th Congressional District to return Babs to Washington.
Only one man can grant her victory from the jaws of defeat.
And now we find out one of Judge Moore’s accusers worked for the Hilary Clinton campaign… http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/10/roy-moores-accuser-did-work-for-joe-biden-other-democrats/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social
Support the pedophile because Mitch McConnell needs him!
Yes, lets start slandering a man based on unproven accusations.
Sen. Mitch McConnell and “his” useless Republican team (which to be very clear is not all Republican U.S. Senators) are desperate to find a way to say they want conservative ideas, but they just cannot get them through the Senate. They only know how to be conservative when they are in the minority … so they are working to get there again.
It is much easier to believe this news is a fraudulent setup by either McConnell’s group and/or the Democrats, than that it is true. I am not saying there is no way it is true, just that that is far less likely than McConnell and the Dems creating dirt where there is no dirt. I would say10,000 times less likely. I certainly would risk the vote for Moore, without loosing a wink of sleep.
Weird his accuser is a Democrat operative and the swamp GOPe scum who sent tweets calling on Moore to step down all used almost identical wording, almost like they were being told what to say huh?
The child he molested when she was 14 voted for Donald Trump.
That adult’s story is unbelievable… and you know how she voted how?
If he touched this girl when she was 14, then he needs to quit the race. Lisa Murkowski won with a write-in vote in Alaska (I wish she hadn’t), but Alabama could do the same with Luther Strange.
That being said, sexual predators seem to never have just one victim. With the other women who dated Moore at age 17/18, which was not a crime, it sounds like the farthest he went with them was just a good night kiss. This is hardly sexual predator behavior. Although just one victim is one too many.
More information is needed from other people investigating this than just Washington Post reporters.
There is no proof that he touched anyone inappropriately and there will be no proof… because this is an attempt at character assassination. As an aside, it drives me nuts when people turn the notion of Justice on its head by demanding that the accused prove accusations wrong instead of demanding the accuser produce proof BEFORE starting the pillorying.
IF the accusations about Roy Moore were true, he should step down. However, there has not been one shred of evidence as proof. The “four women” who came forward to the Post did not know each other and after 38 years of public service they come forward at the last moment before an election. I agree with an Alabama voter I saw on television yesterday; show me the proof or shut up. If the accusation of the former 14 year old is true and cannot be proven, God will sort that out later. I am absolutely stunned that sitting senators would abandon Judge Moore without any evidence. I think it speaks to their commitment to President Trump’s agenda…typical politicians, they want the loss of another senate seat to be their top cover for their disdain for the President.
When all these gop shithead politicians move to Alabama and become residents then maybe their words might have bearing. It’s up to the Alabama citizens to decide if Moore should represent them not some establishment congressional con artist.
I have rarely seen any politician consistently take insulting positions to their voting base as has Ms. Comstock. Hope she is updating her resume.
Sadly, she has lost her base. Isn’t it said if you abandon your base you’re done in politics? Word to the wise and all that.
It seems like our second district congressman is in a contest with Comstock to see who can be more liberal.
I think it is time for a change.. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/53719666e7489af7c06131c5894fb6beec24f980c76220e5c54f139f5251dc99.jpg
Oooh, looks like Babs finally has a serious opponent!
Poor rino needs to communicate more efficiently.
Actually Scottie from the 2nd district has a serious opponent.. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fa0de7186bc14d6b70cd40f85aaf0b78c4a556b0f9753510d794e84602a80456.jpg
Don’t tease me!
Did not mean to tease you. But if the people in Babs district really want to get rid of her, they need to convince someone to run against her.. Someone like Priscilla Lowe from Clarke County..
That’s the plan, but Babs already checkmated all opposition by utilizing re-election insurance.
She could not have arranged a better challenger guaranteeing her renomination and I believe re-election. (Some of us are wondering if that was luck or brilliant persuasion)
Republicans will crawl through broken glass to avoid the alternative nominee and the electorate will see Barbara as a rational, reasoned, middle-of-the-road Republican.
Barbara, by comparison, will be hoisted upon the shoulders of her constituents, and paraded into another nomination. (Thus ultimately benefitting from the forthcoming Trump election derecho.)
Unless, of course, Barbara picks a primary so the Dems and undocumented Republicans would get to select the circus clown.
Seems like she’s the only one who has her base among NOVA Republicans.
Comstock seems confused about who has to offer evidence in the Moore situation… hint: it ain’t Moore. Also, he has already said the accusations are false. The GOPe sucks.
Y’all Republicans – who love to say that others like or are predators – appear to REALLY LOVE your own sexual predators, little girl and boy abusers, and rapists! Don’t ya?! You give them money, work hard as volunteers, and lie about Jesus, Mary, and Joseph …. and thousands other things … to get them big powerful jobs … like Senator, President, etc.
These people are filled with an enormous sense of their self importance – but who cares what she thinks?
But hey – since we’re calling for resignations…I hereby call of Barabara Comstock to resign from her office no later than noon today for being a blight on the Republican Party. Furthermore, I order that she not let the screen door hit her on the way out!
The establishment obviously hates evangelical Christians, and will do and say most anything to cut them out of politics. At this point, it should be noted that Moore’s main accuser is a woman who is thrice divorced, been involved in numerous minor criminal activities, and most telling of all has a history of accusing church pastors of sexual harassment. I would point out that Moore was in his twenties most of the 1970s and would logically have dated some women in their teens. To my knowledge, there is no law against dating teens.
Hell fire is a REAL THING! … All so-called Christians – ‘evangelical’ or any sort – who defends sexual predators will find out about the Hell fire soon enuf. All so-called Christians who lie about Jesus, Mary, and Joseph to defend sexual predators will find out soon enuf.
AND YOU PERSONALLY are a sex freak by your comment that ‘CERTAINLY an adult man would DATE teenage girls!’ WOW …. do you do family swinging too? WOW! We’ll be sure to remember that Virginia Republicans ENDORSE and EXPECT adult men to date teen girls! WOW. What about that family swinging?
20 yr olds date 18 yr olds is a news flash?
Idk if anyone is defending this guy but, instead pointing out the specious nature of the allegations.
I will concede and outright agree that the double standard around here with regard to the letter behind a name is at times laughable.
The allegation is a THIRTY-TWO yr old was ‘dating’ as FOUR-TEEN year old. And that the ADULT MALE BEAST multiple times sought TEEN GIRL dates.
Thou shalt not bear false witness, Edward. You are sinning by accusing Moore with no proof.
Dear Sir/Madam/Them: did you see the name ‘Moore’, or any ad hominem argument about the alleged SATANIC CHILD ABUSER Roy Moore in that post? NOPE! So, apparently THOU FALSE WITNESS BEARETH!
“The allegation is a THIRTY-TWO yr old was ‘dating’ as FOUR-TEEN year
old. And that the ADULT MALE BEAST multiple times sought TEEN GIRL
Above is a direct quote from you about Moore.
AND? DID YO SEE THE NAME MOORE? If this were Trumps twitter we’d add “YOU’RE A LOSER. Blood out your … whatever. FAKE NEWS! SICK!
Jesus said, “Suffer little children to come unto me.”
Apparently Roy Moore reads that differently than I, and most people, do.
Sexual perverts who enjoy young do need a little boy or little girl to come. And many create collections of what gets them off. Someone should check Moore’s closet: might be full of little boy and little girl cartoon underwear covered with his splatter.
So Babs wants Roy Moore to step down just on an accusation??? Sounds like she’s deflecting. Maybe Tax and Spend Barbie should mind her constituents and stay out of other people’s business.
Yes, this is leading up to ‘a final straw.’ They’ll go easy on her (like we do in contest) this cycle and she’ll switch after she’s elected (only if the Dems need her for control.)
It will be a Reaganesque ‘I didn’t leave the party, the party left me.’
I wonder if there’s still time for her to get some kind of ‘RPV legislator of the year’ award thanking her for party-building in Loudoun and the 10th.
Ouch. It would behoove her to switch parties now, before next year’s election. I’m afraid it’s the only way for her to win.
What does she bring to the table?
JenWex and the others aren’t going to step aside so that Babs can waltz into their nomination.
Besides, you think Dump Comstock signs are cheap and grow on trees?
Rocinante for Governor. He may be a lunatic but he’s a heck of a good guy
But a Republican lunatic — I can be for ALL lunatics.
oh, you mean that politicians should stay ‘out of other people’s business’ …. so that republicans should stay out of other peoples business about getting an abortion?
Yes, the abortee instead of the aborter — unless you can project the gender orientation — in which it’s a hate crime, or there are parts to be harvested.
““To date Roy Moore has not provided any credible explanation or response to the detailed allegations,” Comstock continued.” Guilty until proven innocent? Moore said he didn’t do it. How is that not a response? Comstock is a clown. Maybe the guy did it, maybe he didn’t. Neither Barbara Comstock nor I know the truth. Comstock is a swamp-dweller who wants to promulgate the status quo. I don’t like Judge Moore either. But damn if I’ll hang a guy on a decades old unproven allegation. Comstock is a status quo party girl. She’ll do anything and everything for the status quo. She is the swamp.
The good news is that the Comstock Endorsement Curse pretty much assures a Moore win.
You make me laugh, as always!
oh, you mean you DIDN:T LIKE the decades old allegations that republicans ran in their ads this campaign against their opponents ….
“Roy Moore denies having ever met his accuser, although says he may have dated some teenagers, 17 and 18 year olds, in the 1970’s.”
This behavior, which Moore openly admits, is pretty damn weird.
The 70’s were a wild and crazy time!
Something you want to share with us Jeanine? You go first, I’ll follow!
Ya see, the devil used Disco for starters…
Weird but not illegal. Back in the day, back in Alabama – I’m guessing not that unusual. Actually, in the 1970s – not that unusual in Virginia either. I can’t stand Moore but I can’t stand a high tech lynching worse.
I met my future wife and mother of my son when I was 27 and she was 18. Not so weird.
Not in the religious community, not in the south, not in the 70’s.
Courtship then was more Patrick Henry and less tinder hookups.
Don’t you think that if there was an element of truth in this, it would be Stranger Things time now?
But I can see how you and Babs would want to draw attention away from Loudoun and the 10th.
“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.” – Senator Mike Lee
Surrender monkeys never surprise me.
He #nevers well. Would fit in nicely here at TBE and in Loudoun.
I gotta ask, where were all of these accusers during Moore’s many previous campaigns? With all the rancor and gnashing of teeth Roy Moore has generated on the Left, you would think someone, an opponent, a local or national press outlet, would have put this out there. All this “it was common knowledge about town” is pure BS. Gossips can’t stop. This would have been picked up, and broadcast. Why didn’t “Big Luther” throw this out there? If it was “common knowledge”, then his opo-research team would have known, and capitalized on it. Even if there’s a bit of “Jerry Lee Lewis” to this story, I doubt much of the accusations being leveled, and anytime Gloria Allred is associated, the veracity of claims is suspect. That woman should have been disbarred years ago.