Barbara Comstock represents Virginia’s 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. You would think she has her hands full serving her constituents and fending off a primary challenge next year. So why is she tweeting about a special election Senate race in Alabama?
Last Saturday, Rep. Comstock took to Twitter to equate AL Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore with Harvey Weinstein, Anthony Weiner and Roger Ailes (now deceased). During the closing weeks of a hotly contested campaign, Judge Moore has come under suspicious and withering attack. Comstock declared, “Roy Moore should not serve in the U. S. Senate.” What was her proof of his alleged behavior? None. But proof doesn’t matter when defeating a candidate who would help Drain the Swamp is what matters.
Judge Moore was duly elected by the citizens of AL in a hotly contested primary to be the Republican candidate in a special election; this December election will fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when he became Attorney General of the United States. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell worked hard to elect Moore’s opponent, who was the candidate favored by the Establishment (otherwise known as the “Swamp”).
Suffice it to say, the political Establishment in Washington, DC does not want Judge Roy Moore serving in the U. S. Senate! He is simply too conservative. Judge Moore has been in the public limelight for more than 40 years, and only now are lurid allegations being made against his character — allegations that are eerily reminiscent of other salacious political attacks against people not favored by the political elite.
Now back to Barbara Comstock. As a member of Congress from Virginia, why would Barbara Comstock jump into the political fray of a Senate election in Alabama, where unproven allegations carry the whiff of political dirty tricks? Might she simply be following orders from her Party’s leadership, who do not want candidate Moore’s conservative voice in Congress?
A fundamental tenet of our judicial system is that a person is innocent until proven guilty. Apparently, Rep. Comstock gives no presumption of innocence to a man whom the Swamp loathes.
One final observation. Rep. Comstock seems to favor wearing a necklace featuring a cross, a symbol of Christian faith and one which memorializes the crucifixion of an innocent man …. a man not given the presumption of innocence.
Drain the Swamp.
(Also published as an LTE at FairfaxTimes.com)